Even amidst reports that Davis Webb, who announced his commitment to Colorado in January, was considering other transfer options, Buffs head coach Mike MacIntyre was, at least publicly, confident that he could hang on to the ex-Texas Tech quarterback.
In the end, MacIntyre should’ve been publicly worried instead.
While nothing is official from any school, reports began surfacing earlier in the day Wednesday that Webb has decided to instead take his talents to Cal. The player himself subsequently confirmed to FOXSports.com‘s Bruce Feldman that the Golden Bears are his new destination.
Webb, who also considered Auburn after committing to Colorado, would be eligible to play immediately in 2016, his final season of eligibility.
Have been able to confirm former Texas Tech QB Davis Webb will not be transferring to #CUBuffs like he originally planned. He is Cal bound.
— Adam Munsterteiger (@adamcm777) May 18, 2016
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 18, 2016
Webb started 14 games combined for Texas Tech in 2013 and 2014. He lost a competition the following year to Patrick Mahomes, whose record-setting year at Tech in 2015 set him up to be a preseason favorite for the 2016 Heisman Trophy. Sitting behind the redshirt freshman last season, Webb played in five games, mostly in mop-up duty.
For his career in Lubbock, Webb completed 62 percent of his 747 passes for 5,557 yards, 46 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.
College Football is about young people. Let’s not forget that as coaches and fans! pic.twitter.com/AI8dJSKGOJ
— Darrin Chiaverini (@CoachChev6) May 18, 2016