Former Holmes Community College offensive lineman Jawaski Webb of Senatobia signed a national letter of intent today with Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga.
Webb was a member of two successful football programs at Holmes which finished 13-6. Holmes finished 7-3 his freshman year and was the Graphic Edge Bowl Champions and finished this season with a record of 6-3 just missing out on the MACJC playoffs and a possible bowl game. The Bulldogs led the nation in rushing with 368 yards per game.
"I'm glad it's over," Webb said of the process. "I feel like I made a great decision on what school to go to. I'm happy about that. I feel like can relax and chill and get into Christmas Break and enjoy my family before having to move on to another school.
"It feels like home," he added of Ga. Southern, a member of the Sun Belt Conference who finished 2-10 this season. "It's a good family atmosphere, and I feel I'll have a lot of success there. It'll be almost the same offense I'll be running."
Webb enjoyed his time at Holmes and especially working with Offensive Coordinator Tim Stowers, who coached the offensive line. "I'll miss listening to Coach Stowers talk crazy at practice and say stupid jokes that always made us laugh," Webb said. "He's not too hard. He knows we can get the job done. He just makes sure we are doing what we need to do to be successful. They were always on us on being better than they've been in the past and getting better in practice.
"I've got to give a shout out to all my sophomores," he added. "We had two good seasons at Holmes. We left it better than we found it. I feel like we contributed to the school as much as we could. We did our best and won a ring. Everybody played a big part in it. It's not just one person. Everybody loved each other and cared about each other."
As for the bowl game in 2016, "It was great," he said. "We had fun and did a lot of stuff. We played with APIS (All Players in Sync). Everybody had fun, and we enjoyed but more importantly we got the win."
Webb can play any position along the offensive front and doesn't know what he'll play at Georgia Southern. "I can play all three," Webb said. "We'll just have to see in August."