Loudoun County ATH Jimmy Kibble (Video Still: Antowyne Shaw/recruitNoVA)
Jimmy Kibble is making big strides and getting more recognition
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
Loudoun County High School junior wide receiver Jimmy Kibble recently participated in the Recruit757 Elite 11 Camp and left with his head held high. He thinks he put on a very good showing, and one that he can build on in the future to improve. He is a speedy, lanky wide receiver who projects as a potential slot receiver at a Division I program. He currently only has one offer from UMass, but other schools have also been showing interest in the junior wide receiver.
At the camp, Jimmy thought he could have done a little better, but is still satisfied with the results, saying, “I was a little disappointed with some of the numbers I put up, but overall, I think I did a really good job and made the most of my chances today.”
Jimmy’s favorite part about the camp was the opportunity to compete with different people from around the state. He relishes the distinct opportunity to prove himself to a whole new group of people. He describes himself as the biggest competitor.
He says, “I’m probably one of the biggest competitors out here, so for me, if I see someone do something, I’m going to do everything I can to be better than them.” Nothing comes without lessons learned, and for Jimmy, that came in the form of constantly improving. “I mainly learned that I have to constantly be improving and getting better every single day. I can’t just be sitting there and not getting better, it is something that I need to do every day,” he explains.
The recruiting process has been a little slow for Jimmy to start, but he has seen some interest in his talents outside of his lone offer from UMass. Additionally, teams like Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Coastal Carolina, and Wake Forest have all been keeping tabs on Jimmy and have stayed in touch with him. He describes the feeling of having a coach reach out to him as immaculate, saying, “It’s a great feeling. You know that all the hard work you put in has paid off… Even after I get an offer, the work never stops. I’m never going to settle and I’m always going to attempt to get better.”
For Jimmy, the season can’t come soon enough. He is patiently awaiting the spring football season, and is ecstatic to get back to work with his teammates. He is also excited to be able to get some film to coaches, as he reports that some coaches are waiting on it. Jimmy is far from done in his recruitment, in fact, he is barely started. He has a long way to go, and he will get a desired result as long as he keeps his hunger mentality at its peak.
– Marc Goldstein