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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Duxbury's Don Webber likely Ivy bound

By ESPNBoston.com

ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today with Duxbury wide receiver Don Webber, who has dabbled in Division 1 FBS interest but will most likely end up playing in the Ivy League.

Don Webber
Duxbury wide receiver Don Webber is favoring several Ivy League schools.
And for the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Webber, that's perfectly fine. He currently lists his favorites as Harvard, Princeton and Penn. Brown writes:


"Those are probably my top three," Webber said. "UPenn is showing the most interest. I've been told I'm one of their top receivers. "I went to the [Boston College] camp, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. That's OK, because I'd rather play in the Ivy League anyway."

Webber ran a 4.4 40-yard dash two years ago, but said he has added weight since then and now runs the 40 in 4.6. He's 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds.

He set a school record by catching 53 passes for 921 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, when Duxbury went 13-0 and ended its season with a 35-13 victory over Concord-Carlisle in the Eastern Massachusetts Division 2A Super Bowl.

Webber also played lacrosse for Duxbury -- one of the top high school programs in the Northeast -- but stopped playing that sport so he could focus on football.

Although Webber did attract some FBS interest, he is being recruited primarily by FCS programs. He said with the exception of Dartmouth, all the Ivy League schools have shown interest. He visited Richmond and William & Mary last April, and has also been contacted by Holy Cross, Lafayette, Maine and New Hampshire.

Most schools are recruiting Webber as a receiver, but he said Penn and Brown both told him he's capable of playing outside linebacker or conerback as well.

"I visited some schools, but I wasn't focused on the Ivy League at that point," Webber said. "You hope to have to make a tough decision, and with the Ivy League you can't really go wrong."


For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school football talent, be sure to check out Brown's ESPN blog.