Four-Star Running Back Treyaun Webb Announces Top Five

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    Josh Heupel is looking to bring in some more offensive firepower to Tennessee’s roster in the form of four-star running back Treyaun Webb.

    On Friday afternoon, Webb announced his official Top 5 list to Twitter, consisting of Florida, Baylor, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Penn State.

    According to 247 Sports’ consensus rankings, Webb is a four-star running back and the fifth-ranked running back in the class of 2023. While playing his high school ball at Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, FL, Webb became known for his dynamic speed, a powerful stiff-arm, and a relentless motor.

    “A methodical runner that can make people miss and shed tackles,” 247 Sports’ recruiting analyst Andrew Ivins said about Webb in an evaluation. “Has contributed at the varsity level since he was in eighth grade for one of Florida’s top private school programs. Came alive as a junior in the 3A state playoffs totaling 876 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in just four games. Does a nice job of using his initial burst to hit the hole hard and find green grass. Has enough wiggle to occasionally get out of trouble if a play breaks down as he has shown that he can sidestep defenders or spin away from them.”

    Webb’s announcement on Friday comes exactly two weeks before to his official visit with Tennessee in Knoxville. Heupel and his staff re-extended Webb a scholarship offer on Dec. 29 of last year, just one day before the Music City Bowl.

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    Of the seven Crystal Ball projections from 247 Sports, Webb currently has three projections to Oklahoma, two to Florida, one to Georgia, and one to South Carolina. However, of the two predictions made this month (including from National Recruiting Director Steve Wiltfong), both have Webb projected to Florida.

    On3 Sports’ Recruiting Prediction Machine currently has South Carolina leading the way at 78.1 percent, followed by Florida at 7.7 percent.

    While Tennessee may be behind in the race, the Vols put their recruiting class in an undeniable position with the commitment of five-star quarterback Nico Iamaleava. It may sound like a broken record hearing this, but it’s hard to understate how big of an impact a quarterback of his caliber has in the class. Whether you are looking at wide receiver Carnell Tate or Treyaun Webb, both are offensive players that would instantly benefit from being on the same field as Nico Iamaleava. Not to mention, Tennessee’s current freshman quarterback, Tayven Jackson, is looking pretty good in his first two Tennessee practices.

    Treyaun Webb is a 6-foot-1, 205-pound running back who is also a back-to-back Florida State Champion on the gridiron in 2021 and 2020.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.