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Four-star WR Mark Webb's UGA commit again proves Kirby Smart's team is a national power

Mark Webb is Pennsylvania born-and-bred. He’s a Philadelphia star and the kind of athlete who can make a difference at any program in the nation. For years, analysts likely would have penciled his name in to Penn State’s recruiting class.

Now? He’s headed to Georgia.

Webb, the shining star of Archbishop Wood’s program, officially committed to play his college football in Athens over the weekend, instantly becoming one of Georgia’s highest profile offensive recruits in the Class of 2017 and pushing the Bulldogs father up the national recruiting rankings. Shortly after he did, he told 247 Sports he has actually been a silent commitment to Georgia since July, and that first-year head coach Kirby Smart and his staff are a major reason why he’s excited about playing in a red jersey.

“First of all the coaches,” Webb said of Georgia. “Second of all it felt like home. Third the experience there and what they are going to do there in the future. It’s going to be unbelievable.”

It didn’t hurt that Georgia has suddenly sprung a Philadelphia recruiting pipeline. In addition to Webb, four-star running back D’Andre Swift, has also committed to attend Georgia. The pair are cousins and very close friends, and both expect to make an impact with Bulldogs quickly.

If nothing else, Webb has proved once and for all that Georgia is a national recruiting powerhouse to be reckoned with, right alongside Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and all the other major players that will come calling for every top recruit.

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