Article: Gibbons Recaps Semper Fidelis Bowl Experience

Article: Gibbons Recaps Semper Fidelis Bowl Experience

Tito Benach
2014 St. Petersburgh Catholic (Fla.) offensive linemen Reilly Gibbons was one of the many participants in the 2014 Semper-Fidelis Bowl in California. While there Gibbons received not only top notch coaching, but also advice from former marines.

“It was a great experience to be recognized as one of the nations top athletes. The Semper Fi bowl, they take a lot of pride in selecting guys who have a lot of character, have good grades and give back to the community. My grandpa was also a marine and just being around these guys was a cool experience and going up against the nations top athletes and top players, it really let me gage my self.”

While there Gibbons got the opportunity to hang out and socialize with a few other Hurricane commitments including Darrion Owens, Anthony Moten and Brad Kaaya.

“It was cool, me and Darrion were roommates. They worked some magic there to put us in the same room. We got to know each other pretty well and it was a great experience to be around those guys and get to know my future teammates. We saw (Brad) Kaaya at the banquet on Saturday night. My dad and his mom and us stood together for 45 minutes just talking about everything.”

The next step for the ‘Cane commit is to prepare himself for the next level and he is excited for his arrival to Coral Gables.

“I can’t wait, everything seems to be flying by. It seems like a few years ago, I was just starting football and it’s been a great road and experience and I’m just excited to move on to the next step.” Said Gibbons, “My dad has been my strength coach since I was in eighth grade, he’ll lead my workouts until we get the workout log from Miami.”

The St.Petersburg Catholic product has been speaking with his position coach Art Kehoe and always enjoys his calls.

“We talked a little bit, coach Kehoe is coach Kehoe. He’s always got a story and he gives great advice and it’s always fun to be on the phone with him.”

Gibbons admitted that it was a relief to hear the big news recently of head coach Al Golden staying put at Miami and talked about him.

“Well it was definitely a relief to hear about it. I saw it on my twitter and I think it was Sunday or Saturday, but it was definitely a relief to hear he was staying.”

Gibbons is planning on arriving at Miami in the second summer session due to a late graduation.

“I’m have to come in Summer 2, I forget when my graduation is but it’s well into summer 1.”

Gibbons plans on wearing #75 at Miami.
 

Comments (13)

Give him some time and he will be a freak
 
This new group of o lineman are all slimmer, faster, more athletic and it seems hungier then the last group we had from mainly the Shannon era and will be key for us
 
if this guy doesn't develop in to an all acc player he is not receiving adequate coaching
 
O Line haul is disgusting. Gibbons is a monster. Congrats on the semper fidelis game young man.

Really curious to find out who our tackles will be from this class.
 
IF KC can put some of his mean & nasty in all these guys and Sonny, we will have a fantasic line that should put some fear in opposing defenses. Art needs to convince Golden, lots of luck, that Oline has to play as a unitl and is interchanable parts. Guards and centers MUST be able to get under everyone in short yardage. Tall ass tackles playing guard will always fail in short yardage and goal line. Gibbons will probably redshirt.
 
All the lineman in the last two class have a mean streak.
 
This new group of o lineman are all slimmer, faster, more athletic and it seems hungier then the last group we had from mainly the Shannon era and will be key for us

He does seem hungrier. Lookin at coach like he's a ham sandwich smothered in BBQ sauce.

Kidding...I really love this kid. I think he could end up as the best of the bunch! He has the work ethic and tangibles to get it done.

 
Love this OL class. Similar to the defensive backs, the OL is starting to get solid depth.
 
he had a very solid game..I watched the game he is good...
 
he had a very solid game..I watched the game he is good...

Yes. He looked solid in the game. Also during the practice one of the 247 guys said that he and one other OL looked the most technically sound out of the whole group. Says a lot...the kid will be coachable, and he will work his ass off.
 
D
O Line haul is disgusting. Gibbons is a monster. Congrats on the semper fidelis game young man.

Really curious to find out who our tackles will be from this class.

Based on what we've seen from this staff, Gibbons, Darling, and McDermott will all see time at OT/OG.
 
I liked him at the All-Star game. Even though he played LT in the game, I see him at left guard.
 

2021 Commits

S
6'5"
220
Fort Lauderdale, FL
DT
6'4"
255
Miami, FL
OG
6'2"
295
Miami, FL
DT
6'4"
290
Miami, FL
DE
6'5"
210
Miami, FL
WR
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180
Miami, FL
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225
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TE
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210
Frisco, TX
STR
6'3"
190
Melbourne, FL
S
5'11"
200
Miami, FL

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