Safety Prospect Robert Kibble

He could be considered one of the best defensive back prospects in Texas this season, and UCLA is recruiting <b>Robert Kibble</b> from Houston early on. He told us that the Bruins are one of his two favorite schools...

The Bruins appear to be hitting the Houston area hard this year and they are coming up on some big names. Robert Kibble, a 5-11, 185-pound safety prospect from Houston Westfield High, is a player that can do it all.

"I am a versatile player," says Kibble. "I think I can play any position. I believe I will be recruited as a free safety, but I can also play outside linebacker and running back. I can even be a lockdown corner. I am hard-hitting, fast, and strong. On defense I am the one that calls our plays and our audibles. They put me in on offense for short-yardage situations. I feel I am the complete player."

This complete player has assistant coaches Gary DeLoach and Eric Bieniemy from the UCLA staff hot on his trail and it is paying dividends.

"I love their coaches," Kibble said of UCLA. "They also just got a new head coach there and I think they are ready to start a dynasty. That is something I would want to be a part of."

The Bruins are currently tied with the LSU Tigers as Kibble's leaders. He also likes Texas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State. Robert grew up in Louisiana and still has family there. He attended the LSU Junior Day and will make it to their team camp along with team camps at Oklahoma State and UCLA. Kibble will also be in attendance at the Texas A&M Nike Camp.

Kibble still has family in Louisiana and the Tigers were his favorite team growing up. As for his parents? "My Dad is an LSU and Texas fan. My Mom doesn't really care."

Robert was a first-team all-district safety as a junior, recording 100 tackles with 65 of them being solo. He also had five interceptions, six fumbles caused, and seven fumble recoveries. On offense Robert had only 12 carries but guesses that he had around 200 yards and three touchdowns on those few occasions.

Kibble carries a 3.7 core GPA and is taking the SAT March 27th. He would like to major in Sports Management.

He benches 355, squats 475, and has a vertical of 33 inches.


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