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Tennessee makes the cut for speedy four-star pass rusher Phillip Webb

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This guy has a real fastball off of the edge.

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List season continues in the class of 2020 with blue-chip outside linebacker prospect Phillip Webb. The 6-3, 224 pound prospect trimmed his list to 11 on Monday, including the pass rush needy Tennessee Volunteers on his list.

The Vols were joined by Notre Dame, Alabama, Clemson, Stanford, Oklahoma, Auburn, Texas A&M, Florida, LSU and Florida State.

Webb is a four-star prospect, checking in at 40th overall in the 2020 class, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings. The Buford, Georgia native is the 6th ranked prospect in the state of Georgia and the 3rd ranked outside linebacker in the class.

Tennessee received an unofficial visit back on June 8th. He’s seen Alabama, Florida, Florida State and LSU this spring alone.

The Volunteers have been looking to add depth to their pass rush, which has been lacking since Jeremy Pruitt arrived. That need will be amplified once Darrell Taylor moves on this winter. With Webb, they would have a chance to get a game-changer.

Webb’s 6-3, 224 pound frame is lean for now, but offers enough length to be a true difference maker on the edge. To go with that ideal length is a ton of pure speed and burst. Webb has the fastball pass-rush — and to be honest he doesn’t need much else at the high school level. He’ll need to add a little weight, but the raw upside is very intriguing.