August 6, 2006

Panthers offer PA tight end

The commitment of Mount Lebanon's tight end Andrew Devlin to Virginia late last week should keep the Pitt coaching staff in the market for a blocking tight end.

The Pantherlair caught up with Penn Manor tight end Jordan Gibbs (6' 7" 280) who said, "I went into visit Pitt last Saturday. I got a tour of the football facilities and then later toured the Pitt campus. I saw Cathedral of Learning and a number of the other buildings on campus."

In addition to his offer from Pitt, Gibbs has also been offered scholarships by both Virginia and Illinois.

We asked Gibbs if he had a time table for making a decision? He replied, "Not really although I would probably like to make it before the start of our football season."

Last year Gibbs helped the Penn Manor Comets to a 5-5 season. They upset rival J.P. McCaskey last fall. Penn Manor plays in District 3 so they also play Manheim Twp. Gibbs said, "I know Pat Bostick and have talked to him a number of times. We will play him again on November 3rd."

Gibbs is 6' 7" tall and also starts for his high basketball team.

Gibbs said, "Pitt is recruiting me as a blocking tight end. That is what I want to do although some schools feel I might grow into an offensive tackle. I'd like to start out at tight end."

Gibbs has a 3.0 GPA and should have no problem qualifying.

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