Gibbons Excited for Miami-UF

Gibbons Excited for Miami-UF

Tito Benach
While many top ranked recruits usually try to focus on one sport to prevent any possible injuries in their senior year, 2014 Saint Petersburg Catholic (Fla.) tackle Reilly Gibbons isn’t stopping at just football as he plans on helping his basketball team this winter.

“I’ve played basketball since I was a kid, I was always too big to play little league football so I played basketball and I play for my team.”

Gibbons admits that playing hoops does improve one skill of his for the football field.

“Footwork for sure. A big part of basketball, especially being a big man is being able to move your feet. The footwork and balance I’ve had since being a kid has really helped me along with the quickness and the conditioning. It’s a different sport but it definitely overlaps on a lot of skills in football.”

The 6’6 294 pound tackle is a Hurricane commitment and is excited for the upcoming match-up this Saturday with the in state rival Florida.

“Man I’m hoping that Miami kicks the heck out of Florida, there’s so many Gator fans in my school and all they do is talk crap and I really can’t wait to come back on monday and say ‘Haha’ in their faces.”

While the St.Petersburg product is going to be enjoying himself rooting for the Hurricanes, he will be looking to see how well running back Duke Johnson does.

“Well Duke Johnson’s a heck of a runner and the offensive line looked great this weekend, so I’m sure that they will keep that up.”

As for a final score, Gibbons’ prediction has the ‘Canes edging the Gators out.

“I think it’s going to be a pretty tight game either way, I would like to go with 21-14 Miami.”

The Miami pledge recently attended the Hurricanes barbecue event in which several recruits and commits got the chance to hang out and see the team scrimmage.

“The barbecue was awesome, I got to see all the guys who are committed and all the guys who want to be committed. For all of us to be down there together at the same time, it was a great time.”

While there, Gibbons and other commits got the opportunity to work on other top prospects who were looking at Miami.

“Johhnie Dixon, he’s a great kid. I got to watch some of his game last friday. We all were, you always want to recruit your class.”

*Gibbons is looking to take his official visit to Miami, once Miami’s season finishes.
 

Comments (10)

...“Man I’m hoping that Miami kicks the heck out of Florida, there’s so many gator fans in my school and all they do is talk crap and I really can’t wait to come back on monday and say ‘Haha’ in their faces.”...
Me too, Reilly...me too.
 
Did you see that Gibbons said most of the commits watched Dixon's game. They all want to recruit their class
 
Reilly is Underrated. Will be a beast at UM.

I think so too. I was under the impression he was more of a jumbo TE we planned on converting till I saw his highlights. Kid is huge. Might not redshirt.
 
Once I saw his highlights my opinion changed about him. I originally thought he was big but a little soft; now I see his mean streak and agility. Him, Trevor and KC will all bring nasty to oline we have been short on. Massive battle for tackles spots next year and forward. I would like us to recruit some pure guards to help that inside short yardage game. Real tall kids have trouble getting low enough to get under dline to push the pile.
 
Our OL class is EPIC. Gibbons is as good as little McDermott and Darling. And Linder will be a great replacement for big McDermott. Still hope we go for that BTW LT.
 
Gibbons might be the best tackle prospect of this class....kid is still growing.

He is athletic as hell............Trevor Darling might slide to guard even though he is a text book RT. KC n Gibbons on the outside with Isadora and Darling inside will be beastly in the years to come...Linder with a redshirt will fight it out with Knighton who has already gotten bigger.
 
Gibbons might be the best tackle prospect of this class....kid is still growing.

He is athletic as hell............Trevor Darling might slide to guard even though he is a text book RT. KC n Gibbons on the outside with Isadora and Darling inside will be beastly in the years to come...Linder with a redshirt will fight it out with Knighton who has already gotten bigger.

2 years from now:
T: Flowers, Gadbois, Odogwu, McDermott, and Gibbons
G: Isidora, Gall, and Darling
C: Knighton and Linder
 
I agree with Reilly, I want Johnnie Dixon! I also am happy that we are bringing in "big" O-linemen at 300+ already. This means competition there will be intense and quality of play phenomenal!! Combine great QB's, RB, WR's and TE's and the offense will be tight. If we can stack the D-Tackle position we will be back in the top 10. Get a pro-caliber D-Coordinator top 4! Bank on it.
 
anyone that wants us to kick the heck out of UF is ok in my book
 

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
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180
Miami, FL
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225
Hollywood, FL
TE
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210
Frisco, TX
STR
6'3"
190
Melbourne, FL
S
5'11"
200
Miami, FL

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