Tigers Still Leading Big for Gabbard

Ben Gabbard, one of the top offensive linemen in Maryland, continues his summer camp tour and continues to list the Clemson Tigers as his leader. CUTigers.com caught up with the powerful lineman and we've got the latest on his summer camps and his top 3.

OL Ben Gabbard
6-5, 305, 5.2
Broadneck Senior High School
Broadneck, Maryland

This has been an exciting week for the Broadneck Senior High star as he found out he will be a preseason All-American. "A couple of days ago I had a meeting with Tom Lemming from ESPN.com about being a preseason All-American. I was one of the top 4 centers."

The 6-5, 305 pound Gabbard continues to list Clemson as his leader followed by Maryland and Georgia Tech. Distance is not a factor for Gabbard as he has family all over the southeast.

Clemson: "I like Clemson because of location. They also have great coaches and really good fans. It seems like a comfortable atmosphere to play and to go to school."

Maryland: "They are close to home. They are having a lot of success right now. They have good coaches that are very experienced."

Georgia Tech: "Atlanta is a great city. I have family around there. Tech is also a really good school for academics."

The strengths are numerous for this prize recruit. "I am real easy to coach. I learn stuff fast. I am quick off the ball and I can move. I am able to get into guys and block them before they get into me." Gabbard plans to continue to work hard his senior season to get even better. "I'm going to try to drive guys as far as possible on running plays. I want to take them completely out of everything."

"I just got back from Penn State camp. It was a very positive experience. I hope to get an offer from them." Gabbard has already attended camp at Clemson earlier this summer, and he plans to camp at Georgia Tech on July 12th.

Don't expect an early decision from Gabbard as he wants to take all of his visits before making a commitment. We will keep you updated on this outstanding prospect from Maryland, right up through signing day 2004.

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