After losing Matt Seybert to Michigan State, Lance Leipold got one back from the Big Ten this week in Rutgers offensive lineman Jacquis Webb, according to reports from nj.com, 247sports.com, and nbcsports.com (hat tip to adcgjh for fanshotting the link!).
Webb hasn't yet played for Rutgers in two seasons, but had been practicing with Rutgers' second team this spring and will come to UB with good size for the MAC, at 6-5, 327 pounds. He was a three-star recruit out of Gates-Chili in the Rochester area in 2013, when he chose the Scarlet Knights over UB and Old Dominion. At the time, NJ.com projected him as more of a guard than a tackle in time, but noted that he would need a few years to contribute, as he did not start playing football until his freshman year of high school.
Webb was named Fourth Team All-NYS in Class AA as a senior after failing to receive state or even All-Greater Rochester recognition in his junior year, but was apparently strong enough to merit a three-star rating from 247, who considered him the eighth-best prospect in New York at the time.
Webb will sit out this year due to NCAA rules and be eligible to play for Buffalo in 2017-18 and 2018-19.