Clemson Still at the Top

Ben Gabbard spent this past weekend battling Mother Nature, not the opposing defensive line. Hurricane Isabel left the Gabbard family without power for several days. We've got the latest on how Ben weathered the storm and where he stands on the recruiting front.

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

CUTigers.com first caught up with Gabbard's mother, as Ben and his father were out searching for a generator. "I told Ben the score was 39-3 and he said oh no. Then I told him the Tigers had won and he was very excited."

Gabbard has his game postponed on Friday night because of the hurricane and he spent the weekend without power. "We've been out of power since Thursday. We just hooked up a generator. I couldn't follow the games this weekend because we had no power. I did get a few newspapers so I could see how Clemson did."

The Tigers continue to lead for the Annapolis star lineman. "Clemson is still at the top. Not a whole lot has changed."

Maryland has not offered the powerful lineman, but they continue to show a great deal of interest. "This weekend I went to the Maryland game. They looked pretty good. That was a big game for them and they looked good." Harvard and Yale are also showing a great deal of interest of late.

If Maryland does come along with an offer would that change Gabbard's leader? "They would definitely move up high on my list, but I don't think they would move up front."

The 6-5, 305 pound lineman would like to watch the Tigers battle the Terps but he has a conflict. "The day they play is the same day as my homecoming game. We play at 1:00 so I will won't be able to attend," stated Gabbard.

Gabbard still plans to wait a while before making a commitment. "I still plan on waiting a while," stated the talented prospect.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding offensive lineman from Maryland, right up through signing day 2004.

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