Young Running Back Prospect Checks Out AU

Nick Gibson talks about spending the day with Coach Gus Malzahn's Auburn football team.

Pinson, Ala.--Nick Gibson made a recruiting visit on Wednesday and got a preview of the style of offense his Pinson Valley High team will be running this fall.

The class of 2015 prospect was one of the more impressive sophomores in the state of Alabama during the 2012 football season as he helped his team make a run deep into the Class 5A playoffs.

Gibson made the trip to watch Auburn practice along with members of his team's coaching staff who were on campus for a one-day seminar with Coach Gus Malzahn and his staff for the "Auburn Chalk Talk," a chance to meet with the Tiger coaches to discuss Auburn's offensive and defensive systems.

"We have a lot of seniors leaving so we are going to be rebuilding," Gibson said. "We are going to have a fast-paced offense. We are running the same offense Auburn is running, which is fast-paced and full-speed. Our playbook is going to look like Auburn's playbook."

Gibson, who is 6-0, 192 1/2 pounds with good speed, said he is excited about the new offense. He added that he enjoyed watching Auburn's practice on Wednesday morning, noting the pace of the two-hour session was very quick.

"After practice I toured the school and then I got to meet with the coaches and had a chance to get to know them a little more," he said. "They told me about themselves and where they had been before. It was a good visit."

The sophomore noted it was his "third or fourth" visit to the Auburn campus and will likely be back in the next couple of years as the recruiting attention grows for a player who is a threat to make a big play anytime the ball is in his hands. Currently he has one early scholarship offer, which was made by Mississippi State.

Nick Gibson is shown in action running for the Indians.

One of the players who was a senior on the 2012 Pinson Valley High team, wide receiver Earnest Robinson, signed in February to play for Malzahn's Tigers.

In addition to playing football, Gibson also competes in basketball. "I will probably play AAU ball this year," he said.

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