A few months ago it appeared Michigan was no longer an option for West Palm Beach (FL) kicker Brendan Gibbons. The Wolverines had a kicker in the fold and Gibbons, meanwhile, was exploring options closer to home. But when word came recently that Rodriguez & company were once again interested, the strong legged youngster seized the opportunity to make them like him even more.
"I sent in my mid season highlight tape and then I kicked with (former Michigan kicker) Brandon Kornblue and then he sent a tape of me."
"I am 10/12 on field goals and I am 10/11 on extra points," Gibbons continued. "I'm pretty sure that 93% of my kickoffs were touchbacks. I guess they really liked me."
Gibbons, who will kick in Florida's North vs. South All Star game, found out just how much they liked him in a phone call earlier today.
"They offered me at 12:00," he recalled. "When I committed they were happy. They really liked it. It's a great program with great tradition. It's a good school and I look forward to playing."
With his recruitment now out of the way, Gibbons is bursting at the seams to don the Maize & Blue.
"I can't wait to get there," he said. "They said I might be punting too. I'm averaging 46 yards per punt."