Sibiea Solid

Pedro Sibiea wavered on his commitment to Louisville after making an official visit to Minnesota last weekend. Is Sibiea firmly committed to the Cardinals heading into signing day? The promising defensive tackle spoke with InsideTheVille.com about his future.

Pedro Sibiea wavered on his commitment to Louisville after making an official visit to Minnesota last weekend. But after the promising defensive lineman from Homestead, Fla., thought about his future last week, Sibiea says he plans to sign a national letter of intent with the Cardinals on Wednesday.

"I'm looking forward to it (signing day)," Sibiea said Sunday. "Every school has something good to offer and Minnesota was no different. I enjoyed my visit there and I was close (to committing). I went up there and my old teammate, Thieran Cockran, was my host and he showed me a great time. That made me re-think my decision about Louisville."

A call from Louisville recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt and head coach Charlie Strong shortly after his visit to Minnesota helped eliminate his concerns about playing for the Cardinals.

"After I thought about it Louisville had a better feel to it," Sibiea said. "Right after the (Minnesota) visit Coach Hurtt called me and said I could always come talk to him if I had questions. That's the thing I liked about (Louisville). Right after that Coach Strong called me and asked me if there was anything I needed to talk about. That made me want to stick with Louisville even more, being able to be open with them and talk to them. They told me they would treat me like I'm family."

An 6'3, 265 pound lineman, Sibiea said Louisville envisions him gaining 20 pounds and becoming an athletic defensive tackle for the Cardinals defense.

"They see me playing three-technique," Sibiea said. "I'm convinced that I will grow into it and be like 290 pounds. At the same time they could play me at defensive end because I'm athletic enough to do that for them. I can run the (40) in 4.7, I ran that my junior year and I can run that right now. But mainly I'll play the three technique."


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