2020 Season Countdown: #75 Matthew Hibner

2020 Season Countdown: #75 Matthew Hibner


June 26, 2020
Matthew Hibner (image via MGoBlue)

Name: Matthew Hibner
Height:
6’4″
Weight:
230 lbs.
High school:
Burke (VA) Lake Braddock
Position:
Tight end
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Hibner was a senior in high school (LINK). He caught 42 passes for 940 yards and 12 touchdowns, along with making 96 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 8 pass breakups on defense.
TTB Rating:
72

I guess I must have gone crazy for a while, because I don’t think I realized that Matthew Hibner – a little known recruit before committing to Michigan – finished up as the #12 tight end and #396 overall player in the 2020 class. It doesn’t surprise me so much from a talent standpoint, but it does represent a giant leap in the rankings.

Josh Gattis has mentioned that he likes guys with athleticism and basketball-type skills at tight end, and Hibner seems to have some of those talents. Lake Braddock split him out wide quite a bit, had him running deep routes, and even threw some quick screens to him. To average over 20 yards per reception on 42 catches is pretty impressive. Hibner is a natural athlete who can do a lot of different things. That doesn’t mean he will get on the field much in 2020, but he does have future potential. I think Michigan will be a little more spread-heavy in 2020 and de-emphasize the tight ends a little bit. Hibner should be the fourth tight end, but the #4 tight end isn’t critical.

Prediction: Backup tight end

Hit the jump for his senior highlights.

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    Roanman
    Jun 27, 2020 at 7:53 AM

    That’s a pretty fun QB he had.

    If he were coming in somewhere else, I don’t know where I’d play him because he’s better than pretty good on both sides of the ball.

    I think he almost has to be a TE here. I do think he fits into the speed in space thing in a subtle way as he can really get up that seam, Gattis has done a lot of talking about threatening both vertically and horizontally. I can us running a scheme that empties out the middle of the field for a TE to get vertical.

    I dunno, maybe a DE if he can get to 260-ish?

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