Texas Tech graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb, looking for a new home to play his final season, told ESPN.com on Sunday that Auburn remains in the running and that he plans to visit the Tigers soon.
Webb, who recently visited Cal after making a verbal commitment to Colorado in January, would be eligible to play immediately during the 2016 season. Auburn's quarterback situation is unsettled coming out of the A-Day spring game. Senior Jeremy Johnson, sophomore Sean White and junior college newcomer John Franklin III are all battling for the job, but coach Gus Malzahn hasn't seen enough separation to name a starter.
"There's good competition there, and the guy who gives us the best chance to win will be the guy we go with," Malzahn said.
The Tigers made some big plays on offense in their spring game Saturday, but were also 1-for-22 on third down. They struggled at the quarterback position last season. Johnson and White combined to throw 11 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions, and Auburn finished the season ranked 110th nationally in passing offense.
Franklin was impressive this spring running the ball, but is still learning the offense and needs to grow as a passer.
Webb, who started off and on over his first two seasons for Texas Tech, elected to transfer after losing the job to Patrick Mahomes last year. He has thrown for 5,557 yards and 46 touchdowns in his career.