Tigertown up next for 4-star OT

This four-star offensive tackle from Hargrave Military Academy will be in Clemson this weekend on an official visit.

OT Laurence Gibson Profile

The visit to Tigertown is the last of the three he's scheduled to make before deciding where to sign. CUTigers caught up with Gibson to see where he stands after trips to Virginia Tech and Boston College.

"I like both schools. There's a lot of stuff to do in Boston. They have a good football program," he said.

The Eagles are recruiting Gibson to play defensive tackle and he wouldn't enroll in school until the summer. At Clemson or Virginia Tech, Gibson would enroll next month to play offensive tackle.

Right now, he's unsure position or school he'd prefer.

"I'm still trying to weigh out the good from the bad. If I decide I want to go to Boston, I'll wait. It's just like four or five months," Gibson said. "It's going to be a decision that I've got to live with the rest of my life. If I decide that's what's best for me, I'll wait for it."

He's got a friend who lives in South Carolina who has "nothing but good things to say" about Clemson.

"I'm hoping when I go that all those things are actually true," Gibson said.

A decision as to where he'd sign is expected to be made before the end of December--probably sometimes towards the end of the month.

There could be a few more suitors entering into the mix after Monday's combine at Hargrave.

Syracuse, Georgia, Mississippi State and Utah all offered on the spot after an impressive showing. Gibson said Georgia hasn't followed up since.

"I don't know if it was one of those spur of the moment things and (Georgia) changed their mind," he said.

Gibson measured at 6-6 296 pounds, ran a 4.77 40, jumped 8.7 feet on the standing broad jump, bench pressed 225 pounds 23 times and maxed out on incline bench at 335.

With two more official visits remaining after this weekend, Gibson could schedule one or two last minute trips.

"If I have time left, I am going to take my last two visits. It will probably be two of those schools (that recently offered)," he said.

Clemson offensive tackle/tight end coach Danny Pearman, who was on hand for the combine, talks to Gibson almost every day.

Fully qualified out of out Buena HS in Sierra Vista AZ, he enrolled at Hargrave to improve his stock with college coaches. Gibson's other offers include: Alabama, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Kent State, UTEP, Western Carolina, Alabama State, Marshall and Memphis.

Scout.com rates him with four stars.

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