Gibson to be in Athens for camp

ATHENS – Georgia's annual summer camp, which features some of the top players in the South interested in the Bulldogs, will not include a top player from Alabama who already has an offer from the Dawgs. The camp runs from July 7-8.

Brandon Gibson, a wide receiver from Mobile, said he will be in Athens for Georgia's summer camp in two weeks, but that he will not partake in physical drills.

"I will probably go to the camp, but not participate," Gibson said. Several big-name recruits have the same plan as Gibson – they will come to camp, but stay on the sideline.

Unlike many of recruits, however, Gibson is staying away from the fields because he is very concerned with meeting the obligations of his other summer activity – track.

"I am on a summer track team, and that demands a lot of time," Gibson said. Still, he said, going to the camp is important even if he is not playing. "I want to watch and observe how the coaches coach," he said.

Gibson said Georgia is not the first place he's visited this summer.

"I've not been to any camps this summer, but I have made unofficial visits to Alabama and Auburn," Gibson said. The receiver said he is still open on his recruiting, and that he is not adverse to leaving his home state to go to college.

"It will all depend on how I get along with the coaches, and how they coach," Gibson said.

Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, South Carolina, Troy, Arkansas, Kansas State and Ole Miss have offered Gibson so far. Gibson said he sent game tapes out to many schools as well as sending them to major networks that cover recruiting.

"I sent it out, and I think that helped me out a lot," Gibson said of getting more exposure.

The exposure got the Bulldogs' attention, and soon Alabama native Neil Callaway was recruiting Gibson.

"The one thing I have learned about the way Georgia recruits is that they recruit the whole family," Gibson said. "Coach Callaway talks to my family just as much as he talks to me. My mother has talked to all of the various coaches recruiting me, and Georgia stands out to her. That's why I have to go out there and check them out."

Even though Gibson's offer list is very long he said he has decided that he wants to officially visit one school for sure.

"I know I want to visit Auburn officially so far, but I don't have a set date," Gibson said.

Track will enter into Gibson's college decision, he said.

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