ST. PETERSBURG – Don’t underestimate Gibbs wide receiver Quandale Inmon or he’ll burn you on the field. The rising senior lets his play do the talking and after a solid junior campaign and impressive spring, he’s ready to further his game.
The 5’10”, 170-pound Inmon led the Gladiators in nearly every receiving category last season, ranking first in touchdowns (10) and yards (829) and second in receptions (35). After spending his sophomore year as a rotational player (three touchdowns scored), he says last season was amazing for him personally.
“I never thought I was going to put up those numbers but I got to give it to my offensive coordinator [Antonio] Knox,” Inmon said.
In the spring game last month Inmon did just about everything for Gibbs totaling six receptions for 110 yards in a 28-6 loss to Jesuit. He showed great focus on throws in his direction and took short screen passes for long gains (video here).
On top of his duties at wide receiver, he played cornerback as well, a position he says he’ll start at this year along with special teams. Inmon had 19 tackles and a pass breakup last season as a defensive back.
The Gladiators finished 6-5 last season and fought till the end in a 45-44 loss to Jefferson in the 5A region quarterfinal. Inmon had a 19-yard touchdown grab in that game. He says he wants to silence all the doubters this year.
“Our team is strong. We are putting it together every day by working and improving. I feel like we are going to come back and make it farther in the playoffs.”
Head coach Jon Thompson enters his second season as the man in charge after leading the Gladiators to a winning record for the first time since 2009. Inmon calls playing for Thompson “a wild ride.”
“He’s [Thompson] a good coach. There are times when we don’t see eye to eye but at the end of the day coach Thompson is a good coach. There’s nobody else I’d rather have coaching me. He teaches us life lessons and is very passionate about football.”
Another family to Inmon is the one he joined at Team Florida this year. He plays for head coach BJ Hall, someone Inmon calls really cool and beneficial to his improvements as a football player.
“I feel like I’ve bettered myself this off-season. I couldn’t do the things I do now say last year. Playing for Team Florida has helped me get my footwork right. Last year. I just used my speed to run, but now I have a little to shake to it.”
Starting his football career at age 9, Inmon has played at wide receiver and cornerback throughout. He’s working the hardest this summer to improve his footwork. He says his biggest strengths are his route running, hands and speed.
Inmon received his first offer from NAIA’s Langston University (Oklahoma) on June 2. His most recent Division-I interest has come from Florida, South Dakota, North Dakota and South Florida.
Throughout the summer, Inmon is participating in two-a-day workouts with Gibbs while working at McDonalds as well.
He says his biggest role model is his mom. Inmon’s dad passed away in 2014.
“She is someone I look up to and shows me what is right and wrong.”
Inmon is aiming to make it the NFL and along the way he wants to study to become a lawyer in college.
Quick, crafty and smart, those are just three words that describe Quandale Inmon the football player. You can see the determination when he hits the field.
After a breakout junior season and fantastic spring, you can bet Inmon will top his numbers this year as Gibbs looks to improve overall. He’s a fun player to watch. Don’t take your eyes off No. 7 when he hits the field or you might miss a great play (see video below for proof).
Favorite player to watch – Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr., Dez Bryant, Josh Doctson, Desean Jackson
Favorite movies – The Longest Yard, Haunted House, Meet The Blacks
Favorite TV shows – ESPN
Fun fact about you that you think no one knows – “I like to do computer beta programs. I’m always working on getting my beta certificates.”
Nickname from teammates or friends – Quan
— Jake Perper (@JakePerper) May 26, 2016
Game film: Inmon’s Hudl tape
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