Gibbons Enjoys Ann Arbor Visit

Although he was not one of the "bigger names" coming into Michigan's kicking camp, Brendan Gibbons left as one of the top kickers at the camp and on the Wolverines' radar. So what are his chances of an offer and maybe more importantly, how would he feel about kicking in cold weather?

A few weeks back, Brandon Kornblue tooking his kicking camp up to Michigan for his annual event in Ann Arbor. Currently based in Florida, Kornblue was able to get one of his Sunshine State standouts to join him. Cardinal Newman (West Palm Beach) kicker Brendan Gibbons made the journey up and turned kicked his way to the top of the heap.

"Coach Kornblue told me about it, he wanted me to go up there," Gibbons said, "they've been recruiting up there and I did well, I was one of the top three recruits."

At 6'0, 205-lbs, Gibbons is bigger than the average kicker and has a powerful leg, putting 85% of his kickoffs in the endzone last season. He says Kornblue and the other coaches at the camp told him he has great height on his kicks and good technique. After his performance, he now joins a group of player vying for a Wolverine offer.

"They said they have to evaluate the three kids' tape," gibbons said of the Wolverines, "then make a decision on who is the best fit. All they said was they would be recruiting me really hard."

Gibbons has received interest from many schools, but says Central Florida and Florida Atlantic are showing him the most attention right now. Of course most of the schools recruiting him are of the southern variety, but the thought of kicking the ball on a 30 degree day at Michigan Stadium doesn't bother this Florida product.

"I don't think location is a factor, I think it would be cool for a change. I've kicked in windy weather, but not in cold weather yet," he explained.

The camp was also Gibbons' first chance to see the University and Ann Arbor and he came away impressed with what Michigan had to offer.

"We went around town and saw some of the campus and the weight room," he said, "it was a very nice weight room. I like the Gatorade machines, that was pretty cool."

Gibbons does not currently have any offers. As a junior, he was 1st team All-Conference after hitting 26/28 PATs and 6/10 field goals with a long of 52 yards.

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