The Webb file

A quick look at quarterback Davis Webb, who plans to join Colorado this summer as a graduate transfer.

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 225 pounds

Hometown: Prosper, Texas

College career: Spent the past three seasons at Texas Tech, where he played 23 games, including 14 starts. He threw for 5,557 yards, 46 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.

Notable: Named MVP of the 2013 Holiday Bowl, helping Tech upset Arizona State. ... Graduated early from high school, and will graduate from Tech in May after just three and a half years. ... Coming out of high school, Webb was given a three-star rating by and (four stars by ... His mother (Donna, tennis) and father (Matt, baseball) were both college athletes.

As more than a foot of snow fell on Boulder this past week, Davis Webb was dreaming of being here.

Webb isn't necessarily wishing for a winter wonderland, but the future Colorado quarterback is itching to get on campus, regardless of the elements.

"I wish I was there right now," he said as a dust storm kicked up where he sat in Lubbock, Texas. "You go to Boulder and see the flatirons ... it's a little more scenic view in Boulder than it is in Lubbock."

Webb, who is about two months away from finishing his degree at Texas Tech, has enjoyed his three years in Lubbock, but he's ready for a change and he's ready to become a Buffalo.


From March 13-17, Webb spent the majority of his spring break in Boulder, watching practices and film, spending time with coaches, and getting to know his future CU teammates, on the field and off.

"It was awesome," said Webb, who plans to enroll at CU this summer for graduate school. "I got to take it all in from an outside perspective before I'm in the fire in the fall when it's the busiest time of the year for a football player."

Webb is still free to choose another school, and plenty of coaches have called to try to change his mind, but he tells them all no and remains focused on CU.

"I love the Buffaloes and I want to be the quarterback for the 2016 season," he said.

That's why he spent so much time in Boulder during his break. He can't be on the field as the Buffs work on a revamped offense under co-coordinators Darrin Chiaverini and Brian Lindgren, but he got the most out of his time on campus.

"I was in the facility really from 6:30 to 6:30," he said. "I was up there all day, just trying to get a hold of the offense while I was up there. It was really a business trip, not really a spring break for me. It was fun."

Webb, who lost his starting job at Texas Tech last season, is transferring to CU for the opportunity to start. He also picked CU because of Chiaverini, who was hired by the Buffs in December after two years as an assistant at Tech.

Chiaverini is bringing a lot of the Tech offense to CU, and Webb saw it first hand during a March 16 scrimmage.

"I feel like this offense fits the things I do the best, which is throwing the football and distributing to the guys in open space that can run," said Webb, who threw for 5,557 yards and 46 touchdowns in 23 games with Texas Tech.

CU's new offense will also give the quarterback freedom to make decisions at the line of scrimmage, and that was a big deal to Webb.

"That's something I had a privilege to do at Texas Tech," he said.

Comfortable in CU's offense, Webb said the biggest task now is learning CU's signals. He got started on that while watching practice.

Getting a jump on the offense and spending time with the Buffs — especially his fellow quarterbacks — was beneficial for Webb. It was also beneficial for the Buffs.

"It's good for Davis to come see us practice and see what we're doing," Chiaverini said. "It's some of what he's accustomed to at Texas Tech. I know he's excited to get out here and start throwing with these receivers and start running the offense this summer.

"He knows this offense better than all of us, so it's something that he's going to be excited once he gets here."

When not in Boulder, Webb works out and runs at Lubbock-Cooper High School. He's been throwing passes to former Tech teammates Jakeem Grant and DeAndre Washington, as well as receivers at Lubbock-Cooper.

"I feel like I'm throwing the football the best I ever have," he said. "I feel like I'm stronger than I ever have been. I'm just ready to be somewhere that I'm going to compete and get a chance to play.

"This is the year I feel most prepared to play Division I football. Now it's just time to go do it and compete my butt off."

While many project Webb to start for the Buffs, he knows better than to expect it. He wants to get to Boulder and earn it.

"I had to learn the hard way that sometimes you can put all the work in and do the right things, but at the end of the day it comes to a coach's decision," he said. "That's one thing I know how to do is work and be a good teammate and make sure that I have the mindset that they have to put me on the field.

"That's how good you have to practice and now good you have to work."

Brian Howell:, on Twitter: @BrianHowell33.