RALPH WEBB RB 5'10 190 Rivals★★★ESPN★★★247★★★Scout★★
No. 69 Running Back in Nation - 247Sports.com No. 82 Running Back in Nation - ESPN.com
Selected Vanderbilt overBoston College, Minnesota, Utah, Rutgers and South Florida among others
[Photo Credit: Gainesville (Fla.) Sun]
HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year letter winner for one of Florida's top 6A programs... Started as junior and senior at RB... As senior, named First Team All-State and All-Area by Gainesville Sun after leading Hurricanes to 6A state championship game for the first time in 30 years... Named MVP of 14-1 team as senior... Rushed for 2,020 yards and 28 TDs... Produced nearly 800 rushing yards in five playoff games, including 155-yard, 2-TD effort in state championship... Also contributed as DB during 2012 season... Rushed for 917 yards for eight TDs as a junior in 2011, helping Hurricanes' to 10-3 and state quarterfinals... One of state's top track & field athletes, won long jump at 2012 6A state meet... Owns long jump PR of 23'5"... High academic achiever.
PERSONAL Rapheal Webb... Son of Perttina Davis and Douglas Webb... Born Nov. 21, 1994... Has an older sister, Latoya; and two younger brothers, Jacquez and Jaquan... Dad is painting contractor; mom works with mentally challenged patients... Mentors elementary students in hometown.
GAINESVILLE HEAD COACH JAMES THOMSON "Ralph has meant the world to the Gainesville football team the last two years. Everything we achieved we did so because Ralph put the team on his back.
"I think Ralph is the most underrated running back in Florida. He has great speed, he's as explosive as anybody we played, and he's a bruiser out of the backfield.
"Ralph is an excellent student and has made straight A's throughout his four years. He's a team leader, a natural worker and just a pleasure to be around. Ralph will fit in just fine at Vanderbilt."