The Penn State coaching staff made a unique final pitch to 4-star Georgia commit Mark Webb.
Nittany Lions coach James Franklin and the staff dressed up in No. 18 jerseys — the receiver Webb’s number — in hopes of encouraging the player to flip.
Penn State coaches make final pitch (mirror image):
Penn State showing ❤️ pic.twitter.com/czBwH3iuZF
— Mark Webb, Sr (@mswsr828) January 31, 2017
Webb, who plays for Archbishop Wood, is ranked at Pennsylvania’s No. 6 recruit. He’s also ranked No. 22 nationally at receiver for 2017.
The highly regarded prospect officially visited the Nittany Lions this past weekend. He committed to Georgia in September, though 247 Sports still gives the Nittany Lions a small chance to flip the recruit.
Webb tweeted out Georgia allegiance on Sunday after his Penn State visit. But PennLive.com’s Brian Linder reports that Webb’s father said the Nittany Lions trip made his son “reevaluate some things.” Linder also reports that Nittany Lions WR coach Josh Gattis told Webb that he could fit into how Chris Godwin did with the program. Godwin had 59 catches for 982 yards and 11 TDs this past season before declaring for the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound receiver is also rated No. 134 overall. Penn State already has 19 commits, including four early enrollees. The Nittany Lions’ 2017 class is ranked No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 15 in the country.