Lakes High School is rated #1 by WashingtonPreps.com and Rivals in the 2011 Preseason poll. It was a close call but with guys like Zach Banner, LeVonte Littlejohn, and Cedric Dozier the Lancers seem to be ready to win it all. But it is the lesser known guys and the depth of this Lakes team that have us convinced and one of them is 6’3″, 320 pound monster Nose Tackle Zaheer Webb.
Webb is not just another big High School kid. His size is obvious and he becomes an immovable object on the grid iron.
But it is his ability to explode and react to the ball that has team mates and onlookers excited.
“He is massive for sure. But Zaheer is quick and he gets off that ball like ‘Boom’,” said All American Cedric Dozier.
Review of his film shows a big man with a big motor who demands a double team almost every down opening lanes for backers to blitz.
He also creates havoc by collapsing the pocket and making it difficult for QB’s to have any time to react. Webb is all but impossible to run on and creates a lot of good things for his team mates who benefit as he unleashes his onslaught.
“I think my strength is being a under dog in my eyes. I feel I have to work twice as hard just to prove people wrong,” referring to people who have suggested he is not ready for prime time collegiate ball.
That belief fuels his fire and while he is being recruited he is planning on playing to the whistle every down this year.
He moved with his family from Mount Tahoma to Lakes and looks back on that decision.
“I love all the guys and the people here at Lakes. This has opened a lot of doors for me and they are really nice over here,” he said.