If he commits to Michigan, 2017 pro-style quarterback Jackson Gibbs believes he could compete with 2017 five-star quarterback Dylan McCaffrey for the starting job. Gibbs was offered by Michigan on June 20th.
"I respect the heck out of [Dylan McCaffrey] as a player," Gibbs said to Maize n Brew. "I have seen his film and I think he is one of the best, but from my standpoint, that just means competition for me. I do not think coach Jim Harbaugh would have recruited me if he did not think [I could compete]. I do believe if I commit, it would be a competition for sure. It means a lot for a past professional quarterback and professional head coach in Harbaugh to recognize my talents. I have grown up with having to compete with others to win the job."
McCaffrey is the second-ranked pro-style quarterback in the nation for the Class of 2017, according to 247Sports. He is the best player in Colorado and the 22nd overall player in his class. The only better pro-style signal caller is Hunter Johnson, who is committed to Clemson.
Gibbs told Maize n Brew that he believes Ole Miss, North Carolina, and Kentucky will offer soon, but continually mentioned that he has a strong interest in Michigan with coach Harbaugh and coach Jedd Fisch.
2017 QB Jackson Gibbs told @MaizenBrew that he believes Ole Miss, North Carolina & Kentucky will offer soon. He has an offer from Michigan.— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) June 27, 2016
"I have talked to other schools that show strong interest in me and I feel like is a good place for me," the quarterback said. "And I am talking to a few other schools (Ole Miss, North Carolina, and Kentucky) that are going to lead to an offer soon."
When asked about being the grandson of Joe Gibbs, the 2017 graduate said, "I get this one a lot. It really is special because of how he is to me. He is obviously very well known, but around me, he is just a loving grandpa who wants the best for me."
Gibbs told Maize n Brew that he is planning to commit before the start of his senior season.