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Colorado Buffaloes Land Texas Linebacker Prospect Jimmie Gilbert

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The Buffs have landed their 14th verbal and second linebacker in the 2013 recruiting cycle.

Doug Pensinger

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!

Jimmie Gilbert


Position: Linebacker
Measurables: 6-4/205
40 Yard Dash: 4.58
High School: A&M Consolidated (College Station, TX) H.S.

Rankings
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- Rivals: 3-star, 5.5
- 247Sports: 3-star, 84, 45th best WDE
- ESPN: 3-star, 76, #93rd best LB

Other Schools of Interest: Iowa State, New Mexico, Tulsa, Purdue, Boston College

Status: Verbal to Colorado

Notes: From Rivals ($):
"Colorado has a great coaching staff that will treat you well and have your best interests at heart and help you improve," Gilbert said. "They are recruiting me as kind of a hybrid, as an off the edge rush guy."