"I visited Cal for the second time, and I knew. I knew it was the place." – Ryan Gibson
The Skinny on California OL commit Ryan Gibson from Analyst Chad Simmons: What jumps out right away about Gibson is his toughness and his attitude. He loves to finish blocks and put the opposing player on his back. Played tackle in high school, but will slide inside in college. Fires off the ball well, has shown he can drive his opponent off the ball, and he has nice bend.
BT’s Take: Gibson has been one of the strongest, most secure commits, even in the face of Zach Yenser leaving for Kansas. Gibson, Aaron, Trevor Howard and Malik Psalms are in a class all their own when it comes to the strength and depth of their commitments, but only Gibson has actually traveled to a road game – the win over Northwestern – on his own dime. Gibson’s body can use a little work. He’s got a good frame to start, but he’s got some bad weight. That said, eh plays well with a low center of gravity. Bringing in Gibson, Patrick Mekari and potentially Semisi Uluave means Cal is bringing in three interior bodies, but Gibson is probably the one who’s destined for center.
Gibson is also close with a tight end the Bears covet in the class of 2017, and has a GPA over 4.0.
Sonny's Take: “Ryan is a solid prospect at the center position for us. He is what you are looking for at that position. He plays with toughness, moves around well and finishes blocks as well as anyone we saw this year. I love the way he finishes and the attitude and smartness he plays with. He is an excellent student and will be a great fit at Cal.”
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