ESPN 150 defensive tackle Greg Webb (Erial, N.J./Timber Creek) decommitted from Penn State and is now on board with North Carolina. Additionally, his high school teammate, three-star defensive end Dajaun Drennon, also picked the Tar Heels.
Webb is the first recruit to drop Penn State since former Nittany Lions assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 charges and the damaging release of the Freeh report.
Webb, 6-foot-2 and 290 pounds, originally selected Penn State in April. Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, UConn, Florida State, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, N.C. State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, UCF, USC, Virginia and Wisconsin were his other offers.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Drennon also was pursued by Alabama, Boston College, UConn, Florida State, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ole Miss, Purdue, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee and Washington.
“It’s just a great fit for both of them,” Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson told the Courier Post. “They’ll have a chance to play early and scheme-wise it’s a good fit. From a social standpoint, they both started meeting with guys, other commits. They won’t be affected by the bowl ban and will go in fresh next year. As long as they’re happy, I don’t care where they go. I’m just happy they can play together.”
North Carolina's nationally-ranked recruiting class now has 14 verbals.