Clemson was the first major program to offer safety prospect Kylen Webb (6-1 180) and that offer has helped the Tigers stay at the top of his list. A 2023 athlete out of Riverview (FL) Sumner, Webb is one of the top recruits in not just talent-rich Florida but also nationally. The Tigers offered Webb during a March visit to campus and others have followed. He has since earned offers from Coastal Carolina, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Liberty, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tulane, and UCF.
Safeties coach Mickey Conn gave the offer and the two have been building their relationship ever since.
“I feel like me and Coach Conn’s relationship has gotten a lot better,” Webb said. “We check in with each other on the phone several times. He always texts me and asks me how my week is going, asks about any plans I have. We’re really forming a relationship outside of football. He recently came to my school as well.”
Webb acknowledges that the Clemson offer helped jumpstart his recruiting.
“It’s been blessing. After the Clemson offer, things really started taking off in the recruiting process,” Webb said “I wouldn’t say hectic, but it’s been increasing. More coaches have been contacting me and texting me. I’m really just enjoying the recruiting process and it has really taken off over the last couple months and weeks.”
So which schools are recruiting him the hardest?
“Clemson is recruiting me pretty hard. Florida State, UCF, and Wake Forest are probably recruiting me the hardest right now,” Webb said. “Coach Conn tells me how he would use me on the defense. With my reaction time off the ball, he feels like I can be an impact right away especially considering Clemson plays so many DBs on the field. He explained that without a doubt I can be one of the six DBs on the field making plays right away.”
Webb plans to make an official visit to Clemson June 3rd and detailed what he wants to see and do.
“I went on an unofficial visit there not too long ago, but I want to actually get in contact and really talk about classes, the program, how the program can prepare me for the next level,” he said. “I also want to talk about the plans the coaches have for me and how that will prepare me for the next level.”
Webb added that he’s eying a summer decision after he checks out the schools.
“I’d say after June after I take my visits. Right now, I’ve got visits to Clemson, Florida State, UCF and Pitt.”
The rising senior concedes there are more than a few reasons as to why Clemson stays in the hunt.
“How heavy they are on me and showing how bad they want me really stands from other schools,” Webb noted. “They’ve been heavy on me and saw something in me before the recruiting process really took off before everybody else kind of hopped on the train.”
Webb was a standout this past fall, playing both safety and running back. On offense, he rushed for over 400 yards with seven touchdowns, while recording 19 tackles and two interceptions on defense.