A former reserve defensive back at Virginia Tech who most recently started at Missouri State, Jeremy Webb announced Saturday night he’s transferring to Kansas.
“Let’s work,” Webb posted to Twitter, along with a graphic that featured the Jayhawks’ logo, photos of the cornerback and the word “committed” in all caps.
Listed on the Missouri State roster at 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds for his recently completed senior season, Webb entered his name in the NCAA’s transfer portal as a graduate transfer in early June.
While playing in 10 games in an FCS season that began in the fall of 2020 and wrapped up this spring, Webb recorded three interceptions, was credited with six pass breakups and totaled 38 tackles for the Bears, who were the Missouri Valley Football Conference co-champions.
Webb told Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant he also considered transferring to Boston College and SMU before picking Kansas.
“Ultimately it just really came down to the coaches and pretty much how they have been recruiting me really hard,” Webb told Jayhawk Slant of his thinking, adding what the staff laid out seemed like “the best situation possible and the best fit.”
Added the veteran cornerback: “I wanted to get in and help change the program around.”
Originally from East Mims, Fla., Webb’s meandering college football career began at the junior college level, at ASA College (N.Y.). In 2018, his first year at Virginia Tech, Webb tore his Achilles tendon during spring practices and redshirted.
In 2019, Webb finally made his debut for the Hokies, appearing as a backup in three games and making one tackle.
Once Webb left VT for Missouri State, he started nine of the 10 games in which he played for the Bears (5-5) during the 2020-21 season. One of his three picks in the secondary came in the team’s opener at Oklahoma.
With the departure of former starting cornerback Karon Prunty this summer, the Jayhawks addressed a depth need at cornerback by adding Webb, regardless of whether he ends up as a reserve or starter.