Stanford transfer wins appeal, will play for USF in 2015

The University of South Florida football team received some good news for their offensive line Saturday afternoon. The team received a transfer from Stanford last October and he is now good to go for the 2015 season after a lengthy appeal battle with the NCAA.

According to College Football Talk, offensive tackle Reilly Gibbons won an eligibility appeal with the NCAA to play for the Bulls in the fall.

Gibbons had previously attended Stanford and after missing the team’s summer camp an undisclosed lower-body injury the school announced his decision to transfer back to his home state of Florida.

“He was elated and so excited when Coach (Willie) Taggart called him,” the player’s father, Shannon Gibbons, told the Tampa Bay Times. “It’s a blessing, it really is. It’s great for Reilly and the whole family.”

Gibbons, a four-star member of Stanford’s 2014 recruiting class, originally committed to Miami before signing with the Cardinal. He was the number nineteen tackle in the country in 2014.

The Bulls’ offensive line just got stronger with the addition of Gibbons. Maybe this will help them get back to .500 or better for the first time since 2010. They open the season September 5 against Florida A&M.

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