There’s a lot that’s changed since April 4, 2015.
Our collective obsession with “Uptown Funk” has largely subsided. We’re paying, on average, about 17 cents less per gallon of gas at the pump. We don’t have to go to a theater to watch “Furious 7,” although Vin Diesel remains a constant in the cineplex.
One thing that hasn’t changed in 669 days? Dillan Gibbons is still all Irish.
Gibbons is a three- or four-star talent, depending on which recruiting service you believe. He’s 6-foot-4, 311 pound tackle from Central Catholic (Clearwater, Fla.) who will probably be tried first on the inside of Harry Hiestand’s offensive line. Fans should also expect Notre Dame to redshirt him in 2017.
Recruiting services vary widly on Gibbons’ talent. Scout rates him as a four-star, but outside their top 300 high school student-athletes. They consider him the 26th best offensive lineman, while 247 Sports and Rivals have him at 45th and 56th, respectively.
Gibbons is part of a four-man offensive lineman class, which includes four-stars Josh Lugg, Aaron Banks and Robert Hainsey. He’ll automatically start on the depth chart behind sophomore/redshirt freshman Parker Boudreaux, seniors/redshirt juniors Alex Bars, Jimmy Byrne and Quenton Nelson. Hunter Bivin may also return for a fifth year.