Davis Webb makes the move to Cal from Texas Tech

Published May. 18, 2016 4:46 p.m. ET

Former Texas Tech starter Davis Webb told FOX Sports Wednesday that he is transferring to Cal. As a graduate student he will be immediately eligible for 2016.

The strong-armed 6-5, 220 pounder had 46 TDs against 22 INTs for his career at Tech. Webb earned Holiday Bowl Offensive MVP honors at the end of a chaotic freshman season after carving up No. 14 Arizona State for 403 passing yards and four TDs in a 37-23 romp.

He has a good chance to win the Bears' starting job as they looks to replace Jared Goff. Webb will play in a similar system to what he had at Texas Tech since new Cal OC Jake Spavital is a protege of Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury. 

"He has a chance to be very special," Kingsbury said after Webb finished up his freshman season in 2013, adding that the big QB had first-round draft talent. "He has one of the quickest releases and strongest arms I've been around. Very smart, intellectual thinker. Processes things very quickly. Sees the field. Great at checking to the right place."