A dynamic piece was added to Tennessee’s 2022 recruiting class on Friday with verbal engagement from Kaleb Webb. Four-star product from Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern High School had a dream season during its senior campaign that brought it to Knoxville.
WHAT VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE
Mention the name Josh Heupel and any self-respecting college football fan will immediately think of the offense. Heupel loves to put it on the air and they are getting an external receiver that can take over the defense. Going the paths in McEachern’s widespread attack, the Indians’ game plan was to throw him at the bottom of the sideline or above center with the confidence pulled in watching Webb lead a high-powered attack with an average of 32.75 points per game in 2021.
WHAT MAKES KALEB WEBB DIFFERENT?
A vertical threat is needed in any collegiate offense and Webb provides it. With size and speed, Webb took his game to another level this fall by securing 83 passes for 1,601 yards with 18 scores rising on the scoreboard. For clarity, the flamboyant stats haven’t been compared to scrubs. McEachern lines up against 7A Georgia teams such as Grayson, Marietta, Newton, South Gwinnett and Mill Creek.
BECAUSE THIS IS GREAT FOR TENNESSEE
The Volunteer’s 2022 recruiting class is a top 20 that looks poised to race to the top 10. Unsurprisingly, the four stars of the class are all offensive players: quarterback Tayven Jackson, linesman Addison Nichols and receivers Cameron Miller and Webb.
Tennessee had their fourth attack in the SEC (459 ypg) in Heupel’s first season on the sidelines in Knoxville. One can’t help but wonder how explosive this attack will be next year with more time to consolidate and how the staff will add key pieces to a dangerous offensive pattern.
Victory along the recruiting path speaks to the work done by Tennessee staff. Webb verbally committed to East Carolina on June 27, but offers kept coming in. After seeing him in a field over the summer, the volunteers abandoned their bid on August 28 by fighting Louisville and Michigan along the stretch for his commitment.