5-star ATH: 'Everything was top of the line'

Alabama hosted dozens of elites for the Iron Bowl last weekend, and one of the youngest was DeAngelo Gibbs. It was the early Scout five-star prospect's first trip to Tuscaloosa, and he couldn't isolate one part that stood out the most.

DeAngelo Gibbs isn't your routine high school sophomore football player. He's got a 6-foot-2, 191-pound frame, a tremendous list of early scholarship offers and a five-star next to his name on Scout.

One of the schools already on the offer list, Alabama, hosted him for its biggest game of the fall, the Iron Bowl. The game against Auburn was the 2017 talent's first trip to Tuscaloosa.

"It was amazing," he said. "The atmosphere was great and it's one of the loudest stadiums. The whole trip was the best part."

Projected to play offense by Scout, Gibbs is also a standout defensive back at Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge High School. It's on defense where he may end up at the next level.

"I talked to Coach (Nick) Saban, Coach (Kirby) Smart," he said. "They were like, 'glad to get you down here, hope you like it and we get a commitment.'

"They wanted one from me, I just smiled."

Naturally, his eye was on a Crimson Tide All-America candidate during the game.

"Landon (Collins) played well," Gibbs said. "He covered well, made tackles and I got a chance to say what's up."

The two-way standout admitted he was both surprised and impressed with his first in-person impression of one of college football's powers.

"Alabama is just different, there's something different about them," he said. "Everything surprised me, everything was top of the line. Roll damn tide!"

Without favorites early in the process, Gibbs plans on taking his time and continue to visit schools.

Gibbs in action earlier this fall:

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