Todd Sibley accepts invitation to Under Armour All-America Game: 'I'm just flying right now'

Todd Sibley accepts invitation to Under Armour All-America Game: 'I'm just flying right now'

Under Armour All-America Game Selection Tour

Todd Sibley accepts invitation to Under Armour All-America Game: 'I'm just flying right now'

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Just over a year ago, Archbishop Hoban (Akron) four-star running back Todd Sibley was committed to two things: Ohio State football, and never eating Chipotle.

A lot has changed since then.

On Friday, Sibley— who flipped his commitment from the Buckeyes to Pitt—was honored at his school when the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance presented him with his Under Armour All-America Game jersey.

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“It was a great moment for me, my family, and my team. It was a dream come true,” Sibley said of the ceremony. “It has always been a dream of mine to play in this game, so to finally get an invite is another thing I can cross off my list. I’m just flying right now; I’m really happy.

Sibley, who stands 5-10 but is built like a bowling ball at 214 pounds, is the 16th-best running back in the country according to ESPN. He’s more than excited to compete in the Under Armour game, which is scheduled for Jan. 1 in Orlando and will be broadcast on ESPN.

“Playing with the top players in the country is just like playing at the next level,” Sibley said. “I feel like it will help me prepare for how fast it is and how good everyone is, and I think the competition of being with the best players around the country will only bring out the best in me, so I’m excited.”

Sibley is also enthusiastic about his future at Pitt, where he committed after learning Ohio State preferred to grayshirt him next season.

“I’m excited about Pitt in general,” Sibley said. “I love the school and I love the coaching staff and they’re all good guys and they all want to see their players successful.”

He’ll be at Heinz Field Saturday to watch the Panthers face Penn State, and Sibley was very much attuned to the importance of the game.

“I’m excited to see a great rivalry,” he said. “They haven’t played since 2000, so I know emotions will be high and everyone will be excited to play so I’m just really excited to go out there and see that game.”

As for Chipotle? Yeah, his stance there has changed as well—in a big way.

“Since that tweet I have had Chipotle, and it is great,” Sibley said. “I think I’m addicted to it. In fact, I shouldn’t have started eating it, because now I can’t stop eating it.”

Todd Sibley gives  his mom Erika Yarborough the Dream Champion Award. (Photo: Intersport)

Todd Sibley gives his mom Erika Yarborough the Dream Champion Award. (Photo: Intersport)

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