Four-star Gibbs commits to Notre Dame

Temple "TJ" Gibbs offered up an early verbal commitment.

Junior guard Temple Gibbs committed to Notre Dame on Sunday just following an official visit to their campus.

"I just really fell in love with the campus and everything that was going on there," Gibbs told Scout. "I felt comfortable and like I was at home."

A standout at West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prepatory, Gibbs also considered Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Providence, Georgetown and Boston College. Gibbs took an official visit to Oklahoma and unofficials to Providence and Georgetown.

“I definitely had discussions with them and we definitely watched them a lot,” Gibbs said about Notre Dame. “We watched them a lot and I’ve seen how they play and how I fit in well with their system. Once I got on campus I really got to talk to coach face-to-face and build a rapport with him.”

Gibbs said he tracked Notre Dame closely throughout the NCAA tournament and during the season.

“It played into it a little bit,” Gibbs said when asked if their on the court success helped. “I definitely see how coach was really able to build up their guards. They had Jerian and Demetrius. Looking at all those guys, I can be one of those guys and fall right into line.”

Gibbs is the brother of former Pittsburgh star Ashton Gibbs and Sterling Gibbs, who just transferred out of Seton Hall.

Gibb's becomes Notre Dame's first pledge of the 2016 recruiting class. A four-star recruit, Gibbs is ranked No. 57 overall and is regarded as Scout's No. 11 point guard.

Notre Dame assistant Anthony Solomon was the point man on the Gibbs recruitment.

During his junior season, Gibbs averaged 17.3 points, 3.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds a game. He made 57 three-pointers on the season.


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