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Gibbons Adjusts Visit Plans To ND

2014 Saint Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic offensive tackle Reilly Gibbons, whose father, Shannon, informed BlueandGold.com last week that his son was going to be in South Bend on Thursday and Friday of this week for camp, has adjusted his visit plans.

"We're not going to be able to make it this week," Shannon said on Tuesday. "I talked to (running backs/slot receivers) Coach (Tony) Alford today and as it turns out there won't be a lot of campers this week and it won't be the right setting to have him evaluated.

"We already have a family trip planned when they'll have the camp later this month, so we won't be able to make it to that."

Gibbons and his family's trip is out to the West Coast, and they'll make stops at Stanford (junior day event), USC (one-day camp) and San Diego State (offered) while in California.

Alford said that they'll be back in to see him when they can start evaluating again when school starts and the coaching staff is looking forward to seeing film of him lined up as a tackle after Gibbons played tight end last fall.

Despite not being able to get back to South Bend this week in hopes of landing an offer, the interest is still high in the Irish.

"Reilly definitely loves Notre Dame and they love him," Shannon shared of his 6-6, 253-pound son. "When he was four-years old he got a Notre Dame jersey with his name on the back and the No. was 75. It's ironic because now that he's an offensive tackle that's the number he's wearing this season."

The four-star target is planning his next trip to South Bend and it may be during the "big" recruiting weekend .

"We want to come back out there for the Michigan game (on Sept. 22) because that will be a great atmosphere to take in," Shannon said. "Plus, his cousin, Brendan Gibbons, is a kicker there, but we'd love to see Notre Dame win."

Gibbons has offers from Illinois, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers, South Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and others.

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