Hello: Dan Gibbs

Submitted by dnak438 on February 6th, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Per his Twitter account:

Officially playing football at Michigan next year! Couldn't be happier with my choice.

He's an OT from Seaholm HS in Birmingham, MI: 2 star to Rivals, 3 star to Scout. Scout says he had offers from Ball St and Eastern.

EDIT: DGDestroys informs us that Gibbs will be a preferred walk-on.

Comments

Belisarius

February 6th, 2012 at 6:43 PM ^

I love him as a walk on. Prime get for us. I like it less if it turns out he's on scholarship, if only because that probably means Goodbye: Kozan. But Gibbs always wanted to play for Michigan. I'm glad he's going to get his chance.

Belisarius

February 6th, 2012 at 11:03 PM ^

That had nothing to do with the thinking. Rather, the theory ran, if they whiffed on Kozan now, they might offer Gibbs. The assumption runs that us why Gibbs, a lifelong M fan, hadn't committed to a school or announced he would walk-on to date...he was waiting to see if he could get his offer.

I'd like to think this meant we sealed the deal with Kozan, but at the same time, I assume Gibbs would have walked on in the end at any rate.

bdsisme

February 6th, 2012 at 6:47 PM ^

Kyle Meinke @kmeinke

Dan Gibbs, a 2012 offensive tackle, will be a preferred walk-on next year for Michigan. He is not being offered a scholarship.

T4L

February 6th, 2012 at 9:31 PM ^

It's not a requirement, but that's often how the coaches find walk-ons. They hear about kids that are already accepted to the school and can compete with the practice squad and are high character people that help the team GPA, and obviously there are always exceptions like Kovacs that make a huge impact.

Or they take people like Gibbs and Kenny Allen that have other D1 offers but really want to be a Wolverine, or people like Gary Yerden who's a physical freak and a project with high upside.

crjorgensen

February 6th, 2012 at 6:53 PM ^

Great pickup for a preferred walk on. We need more bodies on the OL and he has good size so with some good coaching maybe he could be a starter in the future.Plus I love any kid that wants to go blue and turns down some lesser scholarships just to fulfill his dream. Although I wouldn't have minded if he went to Ball State just because I go to school there and he would have been a nice addition here because Ball State football is a joke.

Ace

February 6th, 2012 at 7:02 PM ^

Just so you guys all know, there's not going to be a full-blown "Hello" post for Gibbs tonight, but I will have a writeup on him in tomorrow's recruiting roundup. Since there's not much else to discuss in tomorrow's post, I'll have a fair amount of detail on him then.

As said above, it's always a huge plus to get a guy with D1 offers to accept a walk-on spot, and Gibbs has legit size and talent. Should be an interesting player to watch going forward.

Libertine

February 6th, 2012 at 7:05 PM ^

After watching his video, this guy looks like a 3*... ATLEAST

He's an ideal right tackle, big, strong, and a hell of a road grader. Why is he rated so low?

JohnnyBlue

February 6th, 2012 at 7:20 PM ^

good depth get.  my guess is he is in the 2 deep his 4th and 5th years maybe starting if he is a true sleeper or 2 of our tackles go beast mode and are done in 3