Running back Kapri Bibbs was to be part of the Colorado St. Rams 2011 recruiting class, but after he did not qualify academically so he had to attend a junior college in the mean time. Bibbs is finally on his way to Colorado State as he earned his associates degree in just one year, and will be joining Colorado State in the spring as part of the 2013 class.
Bibbs proved many people wrong by doing this, and he worked his tail of to earn the credits needed in just one year:
"You don't understand how many people told me I couldn't do it," Bibbs said. "I don't think I actually had one person who believed in me besides my mom, my dad and my brother. I had four meetings with the people from Snow, and they didn't think I could do it, either. But I took 24 credits in the fall and 29 in the spring, and I'm still holding a great GPA (2.9) and getting A's and B's."
Bibbs is excited to be able to learn from Jim McElwain since he coached high level running backs at Alabama:
"I love the staff that they had before, but now you've got the ‘Bama coach, Coach McElwain, he just came in and all of his guys," Bibbs said. "They coached Trent Richardson, one of the greatest running backs to ever play the game at the college level. With where I'm at now, and with their help, I've got a feeling they can transform me into a much better player than I already am."
For those who are unaware of Bibbs he had a stellar high school career at Plainfield North High School in Chicago and in his final two years he rushed for 4,210 yards and 61 touchdowns. Plus, he had a game where he set the single-game rushing record for Illinois high school. In that game Bibbs rushed for 520 yards with seven touchdowns.
Bibbs also said that he is still 100 percent committed to Colorado State and is excited to get on the field in the spring of 2013.
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