After Jeremy Webb was confident at the end of spring practice that he would 100% for fall camp, Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente had good news to report on Webb’s status.
Fuente says CB Jeremy Webb (Achilles) has been cleared to return. #Hokies
— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) July 18, 2019
Jeremy Webb has been cleared to participate in fall camp after recovering from a pair of torn Achilles injuries, the first of which came days after his arrival at Virginia Tech.
Webb’s availability adds more intrigue to the cornerback competition especially with one spot wide open after the departure of Bryce Watts. Webb will have plenty of competition for the starting job next to Caleb Farley (whose job likely isn’t 100% guaranteed) including from sophomore Jermaine Waller, JUCO transfer Brion Murray, veteran Jovonn Quillen, and redshirt freshmen Armani Chatman and Nadir Thompson.
Of course, questions do remain about whether Webb will athletically be able to return truly to 100% health given the toll that multiple Achilles injuries can have on his speed and athleticism. Additionally, Webb will likely need some time to adjust to being able to take live reps after almost a year out of action.
If Webb is back to where he athletically was before the injuries, it’s hard not to see Webb as a favorite to not only earn a starting cornerback job but also be the #1 CB. However, his athletic capabilities post-injuries remains one of the biggest questions marks looking ahead to fall camp.