STILLWATER — Blake Webb has studied Josh Cooper, and the rest of the Oklahoma State receivers, since he first became a Cowboy fan during his freshman year of high school.
Now Webb, a 6-foot, 180-pound wide receiver from The Woodlands, Texas, will try to step into one of the holes left open by departed receivers Cooper, Justin Blackmon, Hubert Anyiam and Colton Chelf. Webb is a rated a three-star prospect by Rivals and is one of five wide receiver commits in OSU's 2012 recruiting class.
Webb talked with The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell about what he hopes to bring to the Cowboys, breaking recruiting news on Twitter and one of his unique hobbies.
You sign your letter of intent on Wednesday. What are your emotions like heading into Signing Day?
I just can't wait for Wednesday, to finally make it official. Pretty much ever since I committed, and even before they offered me, I was set on Oklahoma State. Once I committed, I shut down the recruiting process.
You took your official visit to Stillwater a couple weeks ago. What was that like?
It was a lot of fun. I had a blast. I had (OSU wide receiver) Charlie Moore showing me around. He's a great guy, and he plays receiver, too. I got to meet a lot of the recruits, a lot of the commits. Just talking to them, I'm nothing but excited. Hopefully, I'll be able to come up in the spring and hang out.
You were also breaking some news on Twitter about offensive lineman Michael Wilson and wide receiver Chance Allen committing to the Cowboys. Did you realize that would spread so quickly?
I had no clue it was going to blow up like that, but obviously it did. I'm not sure Michael or Chance wanted me to do that, but I was with Michael when I did it, and he didn't really care. I was just excited.
How would you describe yourself as a player?
I played outside (receiver) in high school, but I'll be playing inside at Oklahoma State. I run fast routes to get open and (have) soft hands.
Are there any receivers you try to model yourself after or look up to?
I've been watching Josh Cooper since I was a freshman. I've been watching Oklahoma State for a while, just all their receivers, since that was my favorite program since I was a freshman. My favorite all-time wide receiver is Michael Crabtree.
What attracted you to OSU?
They're a program on the rise. They're getting better every year. Hopefully, my class can keep it going.
What's something unrelated to football that people would be surprised to learn about you?
I like to fish and hunt. Oklahoma seems like a place that will fit me pretty well. I was born in Victoria (Texas), and my mom's side of the family is really big in hunting and fishing. My mom's really the one that got me into hunting, and my grandma.
Do you have any crazy hunting stories?
We've had a few hogs run up on us.
How are you keeping your body in shape and preparing for fall camp?
I ran track my whole life, so that's always kept me in shape. But I don't think I'm going to run this year, just because I'm kind of burned out. But I've been working out a lot, still running a lot. I'm just trying to stay in good condition, so when I get up there, I'll be able to keep up.
What can OSU fans expect from you the next four or five years?
I hope they get to see me play a little bit. I just want it to be a good experience for me. Hopefully, I'll get to play a lot. I just want to have fun in college. That will make it a good experience.