ACC, Big Ten and SEC programs still in contention for three-star OL Jesus Gibbs

DUMFRIES, Va. -- Jesus Gibbs' scholarship list has grown to over 20 and the Potomac offensive lineman spoke with Scout about the latest developments in his recruitment.

Jesus Gibbs is taking his time with the recruiting process.

"Right now, everyone is still in the mix," said the 6-foot-4, 272-pound Gibbs. "I'm still waiting to see if some schools are going to offer -- like Penn State Nittany and Clemson. I think they could be close.

"But the schools that are standing out are VirginiaSouth CarolinaSyracuseNC StateNavy and Indiana. I have great relationships with those coaches and I also like what those schools offer academically."

Wake Forest is one of the schools recruiting him hardest.

"It's a great school overall," Gibbs said. "They have a great business school, which is what I want to major in when I get to college. It's also not too far from home and it's in the ACC.

"(Offensive line) coach (Nick) Tabacca recruits my area and coaches my position, so we have a great relationship. We stay in contact all the time. He's always telling me what it's like at Wake Forest and what they have going on in the football program."

Syracuse is also showing significant interest.

"The academics at Syracuse really stand out and the football program is on the rise," Gibbs said. "I've been real impressed with the new staff and what they've been doing.

"(Tight ends) coach (Reno) Ferri is recruiting me and I like him. He's very straightforward and honest. He's very geniune and always answers any questions. He's also told me they like my size and athleticism, and that they want me at Syracuse."

Gibbs plans to visit Virginia, South Carolina, Syracuse, Wake Forest, NC State and Indiana this summer.

He hopes to make his decision sometime in August.

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