Davis Webb still has a lot of work to win the starting job at Cal, but he is coming into the fall with the most playing experience so there is some expectation that he will be one of those strongly in the mix.
Webb is definitely looked upon with high regard by his college peers. He was an Elite 11 counselor to the top high school quarterback prospects in the nation this summer.
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Cal QB/Elite11 counselor Davis Webb tosses bomb to JuJu Smith-Schuster. pic.twitter.com/XR2dLYmJG7
One thing of interest to Cal fans is the relationship between Webb and number one pick Jared Goff. The former Golden Bear has stayed close to the current one, and credits him a lot with his decision to come to Cal.
"We've kept in touch the past few years," Webb said. "Both of us played as true freshmen and had ups and downs. When I started looking at other schools, he was one of the best (resources). I started getting information from him because he's been around Cal and knew what they'd be next year."
To get acclimated to his new surroundings, Webb said he's been getting to the Cal football facility at 6:30 a.m. and staying until 5 p.m. After missing spring practices, he needs to play catch-up to compete with sophomore Chase Forrest.
"I have one year to do this and I want to make sure it's the best year of my life," Webb said.
Where does Webb fit in the overall picture at Cal? Unclear. He would probably have to unseat Chase Forrest, but considering that he was brought in by another offensive coordinator, he will have his opportunities to win the job with a new face. It's unlikely Webb would have transferred to the Bears if he didn't feel he had a good chance to win the position.
Webb does look forward to the potential opportunity of playing against Texas, who he never played against at Texas Tech.
"That's a team I grew up watching," Webb told the American-Statesman at the Elite 11 Finals on Sunday. "Colt McCoy is my all-time favorite college quarterback. It'll be a fun first home game for us, for me ever at Cal. They'll be really good on offense with Coach (Sterlin) Gilbert bringing that stuff over. Coach (Charlie) Strong has the program going. They had some young guys playing last year. I know how good they were and they'll be better this year."
Here's Webb working through some drills at Elite 11 camp. Other college counselors include Clemson's Deshaun Watson, Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer and USC's Max Browne.
Do you see Webb as the overwhelming favorite going into Cal fall camp?