While four-star prospect Kendarius Webster (Stockbridge, Ga./Stockbridge) was taking an unofficial visit to Florida State last weekend, the 5-foot-11, 177-pound cornerback's mind was in another place. So when he woke up Tuesday morning, he decided to go ahead and make his commitment.
“My visit to Florida State just reinforced that Ole Miss was the place for me, so I committed to Coach Jason Jones today and then spoke to all of them,” Webster said. “It feels great to be committed to the Rebels and it felt great when they told me the entire staff would be all smiles at their facility today.”
Although he hoped for offers from Alabama and Georgia early on in his recruitment, Ole Miss shot to the top of the list shortly after offering back in April. After visiting the campus, the Rebels became the frontrunner to land his commitment.
“There is just no place like Ole Miss,” Webster said. “It felt like home for me and my family. I am just so comfortable with the coaches, the team and the environment at Ole Miss The coaches were straightforward with me and kept it real with me throughout my recruitment, so that made me want to play for them.”
Webster said the depth chart at Ole Miss was thinner than at Florida State, and the No. 23 prospect in Georgia feels he can help the team in 2014.
“Ole Miss pretty much told me they need me on the field as soon as possible,” Webster said. “So I am looking forward to studying their defense and working hard toward helping the team as a freshman.”
Webster has no plans to visit anywhere else. He has six interceptions this year for the 8-1 Tigers, and he hopes to accomplish his preseason goal of reeling in at least 10 interceptions his senior season.
With a industry-generated 247Composite rating of 88, Webster gives the Rebels its 21st commitment for the 2014 recruiting cycle and adds to a class already listed inside the Top 20 in the country.