Memphis lands second wide receiver commitment in two days

Kobe Webster to join Norvell's class of 2020

By Updated: June 10, 2019 9:05 PM CT | Published: June 10, 2019 7:37 PM CT

Kobe Webster from Texas High in Texarkana, Texas on Monday became the second wide receiver to commit to Memphis coach Mike Norvell's  Class of 2020 in as many days.

The Tigers staff considers Webster more than just a receiver. He's an athlete who can play multiple positions if needed, but he's played receiver for three years in high school. Norvell has taken multiple prospects and moved them to a new position since arriving in Memphis. 

Webster received an offer from Memphis last week. Arkansas State and Grambling offered the same day. The Class of 2020 receiver is not ranked by any of the major recruiting services. 

Webster's MaxPreps page lists him with 33 receptions for 434 yards and five receiving touchdowns as a junior at Texas High.He finished the season strong with 126 yards and one touchdown in the last game – a 49-21 loss to West Mesquite – of a 3-7 season for Webster's Texas High Tigers. 

Four-star receiver Kundarrius Taylor committed to the Tigers Sunday, despite offers from Oklahoma and Tennessee. The Class of 2020 is ranked No. 87 by 247Sports with three prospects committed. 

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Norvell and wide receivers coach John Simon lose multiple receivers like Pop Williams to graduation after this season and  Damonte Coxie could of to enter the NFL Draft. Memphis think Coxie to get looks in the league if he gains 1,000 yards for his second season in a row. 

Wide receiver talent was something the Tigers somewhat addressed with the Class of 2019 – adding pieces like three-stars Tahj Washington, Cam Baker and Javon Ivory. Graduate transfer Traveon Samuel could step in and compete in the passing game, but only has one season of eligibility. 

Norvell and his staff expect another small class, but this should not be the last receiver to sign with the Tigers. The success of his offense and players like Chicago Bear Anthony Miller have given the staff plenty of talking points with recruits.  


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Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan was born and raised in Memphis, graduated from the University of Memphis and has covered the Memphis Tigers for three years. When he's not writing, he enjoys golfing and eating barbecue.

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