Clairton's Webb commits to Kent State
Clairton's Terrish Webb scores the Bears' first touchdown against Southern Columbia during the first quarter of the PIAA Class A state championship game Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Photo by Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Clairton receiver Terrish Webb became the second Bears senior to commit and will play collegiately at Kent State.
Webb selected Kent State over Toledo, Arkansas State and Temple. He also was getting interest from Pitt and Connecticut.
“When I first went up there, it felt like it was someplace I could be for the next four years,” Webb said. “It felt like another home, and I was comfortable up there.”
Webb joins fellow senior receiver Titus Howard as Division I recruits from Clairton who have made collegiate commitments. Howard will play next season at Pitt with his cousin, redshirt sophomore receiver Kevin Weatherspoon.
Clairton senior running back Tyler Boyd is being heavily recruited and has received more than 25 offers but has yet to commit. Webb, after weighing his options, is relieved to have made the choice this early in the season.
“I think it will help me focus more on my senior season than worrying about what college I'm going to be going to,” Webb said. “It's going to help me focus more on winning another state championship.”
Last season Webb (6-foot, 170 pounds) caught 27 passes for 776 yards and nine touchdowns, as he helped Clairton win its fourth consecutive WPIAL Class A championship and its third state title in as many years. The Bears have won a nation's best and WPIAL-record 49 consecutive games and will be looking for No. 50 — and their 600th win in school history — Friday at home against California.
Keith Barnes is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at email@example.com or 412-664-9161 Ext. 1977.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.