Kendarius Webster is happy the Georgia Bulldogs finally figured out where to find him because he was getting a bit sick of getting slept on by the home team.
“It means a lot because I was hoping Alabama would offer first but Georgia came with the offer first so Georgia will be one of my top, top five schools right now,” Webster said. “I am hearing from Alabama, but Georgia came first.”
Webster wanted the Alabama offer because he was raised in Alabama and said, “that pretty much stuck with me.” A native of Selma, Ala., Webster moved to the Peach State when he was in the fifth grade. The 6-foot, 180-pound athlete asked how he would feel if Alabama were to offer at a future date.
“I would still be interested, but I feel like they were sleeping on me,” Webster said.
When it was pointed out that other schools offered before Georgia, Webster acknowledged as much.
“Georgia was sleeping, too, but they woke up,” Webster said with a laugh…(Kipp Adams, ESPN)
If you’re processing the statement from Webster, as it initially comes off, it sounds like he is waiting on Alabama to offer; but since the Crimson Tide have already secured the verbal commitments of at least three corners in this class—and are looking at others with far more interest than they are Webster—it’s hard for me to see him getting that offer anytime soon.
In the meantime, Georgia still has plenty of ground to make up with him as they still slept on him a bit longer than he would’ve have liked; his recruitment bears watching for now, but he is likely to garner more attention as schools really start to see the type of player he is on the football field. His desire to play close to home could be the ultimate factor in the end and that, at least, works in the Bulldogs’ favor.