The Miami Hurricanes lost a key member of their recruiting class when 3-star offensive tackle Reilly Gibbons flipped to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday.
The 6’6, 292-pound Gibbons attends St. Petersburg Catholic High School in St. Petersburg, Florida and originally committed to the Hurricanes in April. He visited Miami several times throughout the season and appeared to be one of the Hurricanes’ most solid commitments.
“This is all driven by Reilly,” Gibbons’ father, Shannon Gibbons told John C. Coty of the Tampa Bay Times. “He’s a young kid and he’s matured during this process and he has a pretty good idea what he wants and how he wants to get there.”
Stanford has produced fantastic offensive lineman over the past few seasons and a degree from that university is hard to pass up.
“Reilly is a really smart kid and he wanted the best possible education he could get along with the best football, and Stanford was one of those schools that offered both,” Shannon Gibbons explained.
Gibbons is considered the 28th best offensive tackle prospect according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings and is listed as a 4-star prospect by 24/7 Sports’ own rankings.