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Penn State Football: 2013 Recruit Greg Webb Recovering From Injury, But Excited for Future

by on May 24, 2012 6:00 AM

With 94 tackles, including 26 for losses, and 13 sacks in his junior year, New Jersey four-star defensive tackle Greg Webb was a major addition to coach Bill O’Brien’s 2013 Penn State recruiting class.

At 6-foot-1, 290-pounds, Webb verbally committed to Penn State 48 days ago over an impressive offer sheet that included Florida State, Iowa, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Tennessee and USC, among others.

Rated the sixth-best defensive tackle in the country, Webb’s success was not without its setbacks. Only two months before his commitment to Penn State, the Timber Creek High School star suffered a torn ACL in February that he continues to rehab.

He said his recovery is ahead of schedule.

“It’s going good,” Webb said Wednesday “I’m in here working and my leg is bouncing back well. It’s making a speedy recovery. I’m very far ahead of where I’m supposed to be.”

Webb isn’t the only big name working to rehab an injury. Adam Breneman, Penn State’s highly touted five-star tight end recruit from Camp Hill, Pa., still is recovering from offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in each shoulder. 

While Breneman is likely to see the field this summer sooner than Webb, both have their eyes set on not only their senior seasons of high school, but getting a chance to play at Penn State.

For Webb, the chance to play under high respected defensive line coach Larry Johnson is an opportunity worth every painful moment while rehabbing the injury. 

“Working with coach Johnson will get me at my best,” Webb said. “He’s going to bring the best out of me and I’m going to put my hard work ethic in to his hands and learn from the best. I can't wait."

Webb doesn't know the next time he'll be in Happy Valley, but even a recovering leg won't keep him from visiting his future home.

"I'm going to be there every chance I get." he said.

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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