Huskers offer Texas safety

Nebraska has just recently made a late push in Texas. The latest to hold a Nebraska offer is a Houston, Texas prospect who is being recruited as a cornerback, safety or a running back by some of the nation's best collegiate teams.

Robert Kibble is a 5-foot-11 and around 190 pound athlete that hails from Westfield High School in Houston, Texas. Last year he earned first team all-district honors as a junior with 100 tackles, six fumbles caused, seven fumble recoveries, and five interceptions.

"I'm up to 14 offers," Kibble said. "UCLA, Houston and Arkansas are my top three right there."

"Iowa State, Texas Tech, SMU, Nebraska, Missouri, Georgia Tech, Miami, Wisconsin and a few others. Miami and I started out really close. I was calling him a lot and then all of the sudden we just stopped calling and fell off the map."

Potentially Kibble is looking at another three quick offers with Texas A&M having offered him verbally already while Texas, Oklahoma State, Florida and Iowa are all evaluating Kibble and also seem close to offering.

The debacle that you have when you look at Kibble is what position is he? Well, some schools are having the same problem, albeit it's a good problem to have. Ask Robert and he doesn't care which position he plays. He just wants to play.

"Recruiting me mainly as a safety. Not everyone is recruiting me as a safety. Miami and Texas A&M are recruiting me as a cornerback. Georgia Tech is recruiting me as an athlete. They aren't sure whether they want to put me at safety, cornerback or running back."

Growing up in Houston, Kibble of course caught a lot of the hometown Houston Cougars on television as well as Texas A&M and Texas. He also did watch Miami and LSU.

"I used to go to a lot of U of H games because my brother went there. He only played one year because he blew out his knee. He was a walk-on."

Don't ask Kibble to just hang around and play centerfield as a safety. He really doesn't view himself as a secondary type player. Instead, he really regards himself as an extra linebacker.

"I'm just another linebacker five yards deep. I love to come up and hit and I can cover anybody. I can cover the best wide receivers and the running back. There's pretty much nothing I can't do out there."

"I'm going to start at safety this fall. In our package its pretty much the same thing. We run a lot of man coverage. I do like to hit the most though."

Although by looking at Kibble's favorites and at who has offered you may think that distance is playing into his decision. It's not. He is looking at few big things when it comes to picking out a school.

"I want to go wherever I feel comfortable. I want to go to where I know for a fact that they are going to take care of me. I have this thing about needing to have a great relationship with the coaches."

Due to a nagging hamstring injury Kibble is not planning any camps this summer. He knows that he will unofficially visit Houston this summer and would like to unofficially visit Oklahoma State.

The only guaranteed official visit is going to UCLA this fall. The reason that you won't find Nebraska in his list of favorites or on the official visit list is really because of the unknown.

"Nebraska offered me about a week and a half ago. They came down during the evaluation period. They tried to call, but they had the wrong number. My number changed. I know they tried to call."

Nebraska is still sending a lot of mail to Kibble and he admits that it is possible that Nebraska could work themselves onto his leader board. "It's possible. I have to go visit first. I don't know anything about Nebraska. I have to do a little bit more research. Maybe take a visit there and check it out."

Nebraska is recruiting Kibble as a safety. Kibble recently scored a 960 on his SAT and holds a 4.0 GPA.

Check out Kibble's video: Video 1

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