Top Receiver Prepared for Recruiting

UMS-Wright wide receiver Brandon Gibson helped lead his team to the 4A state championship title in 2005. Gibson demonstrated his skills as a top-flight junior, and he is ready for his senior season.

"I have not received any offers yet," said Brandon Gibson from Mobile, (Ala.). "I have been receiving letters from Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Georgia and Auburn."

"Right now, I would say Alabama is my No. 1 choice followed by Auburn, Georgia and Florida."

Alabama received a big signee in four-star UMS-Wright tight end Preston Dial. Dial has been instrumental in attracting his former teammate to the Tide.

"I took a few unofficial visits up to Tuscaloosa this fall with Preston," Gibson said. "I love the environment there. It just feels like home to me."

The 6-2, 190-pound receiver has an early favorite as he stated, "I have been talking to Preston a lot. I really feel like in my heart I will commit to Alabama. Preston has helped me out a whole lot. He has prepared me for the recruiting process. I definitely wouldn't rule out the possibility of me committing early."

Gibson talks about his other favorites as well.

Auburn: "I have always been a fan of Auburn. It's an in-state school, and I like their style of play."

Georgia: "They are going to be very good for the next couple of years."

Florida: "I have seen the recruits they have gotten over the past couple of years. They finished with the No. 2 class in the country this year. The competition would be good. They are going to be ridiculous in the next few years."

UMS-Wright defeated Deshler 42-16 in the state title game in 2005, and Gibson finished the game with seven catches for 50 yards and one touchdown.

His junior season was impressive with 43 catches for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns. Gibson was named the Most Valuable Receiver for the Bulldogs and made the All-State team as an Athlete.

When asked of his strengths Gibson replied, "I would say my speed is one of my strengths. I was timed last year at a 4.53 (40-yard dash). One thing I need to work on this off-season is my quickness. I love to go up in the air and get the ball. I played defensive back early on in my high school career. I got used to going up and getting the ball."

Gibson is planning his spring and summer schedule as he prepares for the recruiting process.

"I am going to Alabama's Junior Day on March 4," he said. "I am thinking about going to Michigan's camp the second Saturday in June, and I will attend Alabama's mini- camp."

Gibson projects as one of the top ten players in Alabama for the class of 2007. Scholarship offers are expected to roll in once college coaches begin spring evaluations.

Stay tuned to for the latest news with Brandon Gibson's recruitment.

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