The Colorado Buffaloes have added their 14th verbal commitment of the 2013 class according to a tweet from Adam Musterteiger a short bit ago. Gilbert is a big linebacker who fills a huge position of need for the Buffaloes. Gilbert, who was recruited by Kanavis McGhee, said he was interested in the opportunity to play early, according to Munsterteiger.
Here are some thoughts from Wescott Eberts at the RedBull 7-on-7 event this summer:
Jimmie Gilbert, 2013 A&M Consolidated outside linebacker -- One of the most physically impressive prospects at the event at 6'4" and a bit over 200 pounds, Gilbert showed off his ability to use his backpedal to drop into coverage on one early interception. A good athlete, the Consolidated defender often looked like he had an extra gear that he rarely revealed, but did break well on one short pass that would have gone for an interception had his hands not let him down.
With the frame to eventually reach 240 or more pounds, Gilbert is a bit of a tweener, but has the skillset to excel in a 3-4 defense.
For those of you getting used to the new layout, you can find the full list of 2013 verbals here.
You can check out his highlights here. Welcome aboard, Jimmie!
Other Schools of Interest: Iowa State, New Mexico, Tulsa, Purdue, Boston College