Texas Tech transfer QB Davis Webb plans to visit Colorado, Auburn

BY Bruce Feldman • January 15, 2016

Texas Tech grad transfer quarterback Davis Webb is taking an official visit to Colorado this weekend, he told FOX Sports on Friday morning. He also expects to take an official visit to Auburn in February.

Webb, who will be eligible in 2016, also has been in contact with a couple of other powerhouse programs from Power 5 leagues, but is still waiting to firm up more details on those trips before publicly naming those schools. He said he hopes to make his decision on where he transfers by the first week of March.

"I'm just looking for the right school, right fit and for the opportunity to compete for the starting job and to win a lot of games," Webb said.

Webb still needs to complete nine credit hours for his degree at Tech and plans to be at his new school for the first summer session.

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has said the 20-year-old junior has the tools to be a top-five overall NFL Draft pick because of his size, arm strength and mind. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Webb has 46 TD passes against 22 interceptions for his career, but ended up backing up another talented QB in 2015 in Patrick Mahomes.

"He has a chance to be very special," Kingsbury said after Webb finished up his freshman season in 2013. "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."

Webb earned Holiday Bowl Offensive MVP honors (2013) 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. That season began with an illness that caused Webb to go from 212 pounds down to 168 in about three days -- 10 days before the opener against SMU.

While Webb tried to battle through his health issues and regain his strength, fellow true freshman Baker Mayfield shined, throwing for seven TDs and almost 800 yards in the Red Raiders' first two games. Tech opened the season 7-0 before sputtering to a five-game losing skid as Webb and Mayfield battled for the starting job.

The Red Raiders finished up this season on Tuesday at 7-6 with a 56-27 loss to LSU in the Texas Bowl. The Tech staff raved about how well Webb handled the situation, which could've been very awkward. 

"He's really helped the young receivers and (Mahomes)," said Tech offensive coordinator Eric Morris in November. "We call him Coach Webb. It's a credit to him and how he was raised."

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