DAVIE, Fla. - Homestead (Fla.) defensive lineman Pedro Sibiea has the size and ability to be a swing-man on the defensive front. The 6-foot-3, 260-pounder expects to see time at both end and tackle as a senior.
"I will be playing both positions this year," Sibiea said. "But I mostly like playing defensive end."
At this point, he is sitting at one early offer with rumors of a second one on the way.
"So far the University of Florida has offered me," Sibiea said. "I've heard rumors that the University of Miami is going to offer me, so I am just waiting for that to happen now."
Sibiea spoke with the Gator staff when they extended the verbal offer.
"Florida offered me last week, around Tuesday or Wednesday," Sibiea said. "I spoke to Coach (Will) Muschamp and Coach (Travaris) Robinson as well. Coach Robinson said he loves the way I play the game, the way I hustle to the ball and get after it. Coach Muschamp just said he would really love to have me as a part of his program."
With regards to the hometown Hurricanes, Sibiea was on campus in late January for a visit and had an opportunity to meet Al Golden and his staff.
"I went to the first Junior Day for Miami," Sibiea said. "Coach Golden was real cool. All of the coaches are real cool people. They are exactly how the coaches should be. They were talking about this upcoming class and how it is important for them and a lot of the things they are trying to do. Everything sounded real positive and I got a good vibe from them."
Last season, Homestead had defensive end/outside linebacker Ricardo Williams sign with the Hurricanes. He adds to a long list of former Homestead players to make Coral Gables their collegiate home. Sibiea isn't opposed to continuing that tradition.
"An offer from (Miami) would be real big," Sibiea said. "A lot of Homestead players have gone to UM. So an offer from them would be a huge honor."
In addition to the Gators and Hurricanes, Sibiea is also receiving interest from South Florida and North Carolina.