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Canes OT recruit Reilly Gibbons flips to Stanford

If you looked at the picture on his Twitter account before Saturday it sure looked like Reilly Gibbons couldn't wait to become a Hurricane.

Reilly Gibbons' old Twitter photoBut apparently those plans changed. According to Scout.com National Recruiting analyst Jamie Newberg, Gibbons took an official visit to Stanford this weekend and has flipped his commitment to the Cardinal.

Listed at 6-6, 292-pounds and rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Gibbons had been committed to UM since April.

Corey Long, editor-in-chief of Fuel Recruiting and based out of the St. Petersburg area, was stunned to hear the news. He knows Gibbons and his family well and thought for sure he was headed to Miami. Ultimately, though, Long believes Gibbons -- a very strong student when it comes to academics -- was probably persuaded by Stanford's law school program.

"The crazy thing is if he didn’t go to private school he probably would have enrolled at UM in January," Long said. "Losing an offensive tackle is one you never want to lose, you'd prefer a guard or center if you had to lose one. But at the same time they can replace him next year. At the end of the day I don’t think it’s going to break their class. If he played defensive tackle that would have been a bigger loss. But offensive tackle, I think they’re all right."

UM is returning three starters and four other experienced offensive linemen and already has two incoming Americans Kc McDermott and Trevor Darling -- enrolled. Under-Armour All-American center Nick Linder of St. Thomas Aquinas is UM's third offensive lineman commitment. His older brother Brandon Linder started more than 40 games in his career for UM.

> Here is a link to a story by Tampa Bay Times writer John C. Cotey on Gibbons.


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the reason i'm in ur head...is because u invited me and can't get me out.

Posted by: THAT IS EXACTLY WHY u are u ... | February 04, 2014 at 10:50 AM

A legend in his own mind. On a Miami Herald blog.


Posted by: Cola Cane | February 04, 2014 at 08:59 AM

You and g8 are overstating the example of other schools decommitments. Al Golden has gotten better recruits for three of his four classes. That is why the fans of this program that have an understanding of what talent looks like, what will help this program, etc., are stating Al Golden is not a good coach on the football field.

You, g8, and your other apologist are excusing Al Golden for losing the recruits of need repeatedly since he has been here. The other programs that you and your Al Golden fans use are not a good comparison to what Al Golden does.

The duke of coral gables will be back healthy next year and give the d less time on the field with this class coming in this is going to be a dang strong football team

hello .... hello ... ??? ... hello .... hello ... ??? ... HEEEELLLLLOOOO !!!

Al's going to need at least 2 more recruiting classes, maybe 3, but if the defense performs like they have the last 3 years in 2015 and 2015, do we as fans wait for that or come to the final decision that it is what it is under Golden and his process ?

Posted by: Marcus | February 04, 2014 at 11:10 AM

It is true that the lesser players are what Al Golden has recruited here. But since the university's president, athletic director and board of trustees gave Al Golden that without merit raise and extension nothing can be done.

Al Golden did not bring this program down by himself. And without having fans that are truthful about the real reason Miami's football program is inferior, these leaders will continue to lead it further downward.

Another story, a source close to Miami, says Al does not want to be here, I TOLD U,CANT HANDLE THE HEAT... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20140204/inside-read-nick-saban-lane-kiffin-al-golden-james-franklin/#ixzz2sNjW6thR

I agree Sports Illustrated can go to HELL, BUT I SEEN THE VIDEO, AND ON THAT DAY AL WANTED NO PART OF THE U, If Sabastian would have walked in front of him, AL would have took a knife out and stabbed him....

Chad Thomas is 50 50, if it wasn't for the Music program, he be already gone..... THANK GOD

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