Gibbons has High Expectations for ‘Canes

Gibbons has High Expectations for ‘Canes

Tito Benach
2014 Tampa Catholic tackle Reilly Gibbons has been putting a tremendous amount of effort this offseason to not only get better, but help his team.

“My dad is the new strength coach at Catholic, so he is taking over and we’re doing a lot of weight stuff and also a lot of running. I’ve been working on my strength, but also trying to maintain my quickness and agility.”

Gibbons is going into his final year, and isn’t shying away from the leadership role and has had it for quite some time.

“I was elected a captain junior year and so I’m used to it by now. I’ve been getting after it more now that I’m a senior, but it’s the same basically."

The 6’6, 276 pound linemen gave his pledge to the University of Miami back in the spring and remains a solid commit.

“Yes, definitely I’m still a hundred percent.”

The Catholic high school product speaks with the ‘Canes staff on a constant basis and enjoys speaking with offensive line coach Art Kehoe.

“Yeah, I talk to coach Kehoe all the time. I actually got my official written offer after August 1st and I called coach Kehoe and we talked about that. He is really excited about their camp and he is excited to see me during the season.”

Gibbons plans on attending the Senior Day event this weekend at Miami and is looking forward to meeting up with future teammates as well as doing some recruiting.

“If there is any guys there that aren’t committed, I’d love to do that. My whole family is coming down and were looking to have fun and talk to the coaches so it looks like it’s gonna be a fun weekend.”

One of the strong points of the Hurricanes 2014 class is the offensive line class and they already seem to be building a great relationship.

“We talk a little bit, we talk about guys coach (Brennan) Carroll is looking for. Coach Carroll is really high on Johhnie Dixon, so we talk about those guys. So more than often that's what we talk about, and we also talk about fishing a lot and what we catch.”

While the towering offensive tackle is mostly focusing on his season, he is excited to see how Miami performs this season.

“For the upcoming season, I’m real excited for some of those games. My family and I are going down for the Florida game, I feel like that’s going to be a huge game for Miami.”

So what's his prediction as far as record for the Hurricanes?

“I would like to see a perfect record, going to the ACC championship and maybe getting a big bowl game, but that's just me.”

Comments (7)

Kc and Darling get most of the hype, but Gibbons can be just as good as those 2 IMO. Former TEs playing OT have done well for our Canes.
Gibbons will be the best of them all. This kid has all of the tools to be a top 5 pick.
very nice write up even more excited about our O-line and the future that it will have
If this kid is really 294 with his athleticism that is scary. Future monster at Tackle. Love this kid.