Gibson enjoys LSU visit

Marksville DB Ricky Gibson had a chance to take in LSU at its Boys from the Boot Junior Day on Saturday. Gibson talks about what he saw during his visit and where he stands with regards to an LSU offer.

Marksville High School (LA) defensive back Ricky Gibson has been hearing from numerous schools throughout the recruiting process. The 6-2 190-pound prospect kicked off the visit stage of his recruitment with a short drive to Baton Rouge to check out the campus of LSU. While he has been on campus numerous times for games, Gibson explained that his most recent visit to LSU, for the program's Boys from the Boot Junior Day, was very informative and enjoyable.

"It was an amazing experience," said Gibson. "I learned a lot about the school while I was there. The coaching staff was great and they are some of the best there is. The academic side of things was also big for me to see. I really enjoyed getting to see how everything there worked.

"The coaches told each of us what their plans for us were. They talked to me about where I would fit in on defense."

While he did not get a chance to have a private meeting with Les Miles, Gibson explained that the rest of the coaching staff made it clear how important the defensive side of the ball is at LSU.

"I didn't get to have a one on one meeting with Coach [Les] Miles, but I got to meet some of the other coaches while I was there," said Gibson. "They told me about the defense and how they like being one of the top defenses every year. They also talked to me about the playmakers that they expect on that side of the ball."

Even with the early interest from LSU, Gibson said that he did not receive a scholarship offer from the Tigers today.

"I didn't really hear a whole lot from them about an offer coming my way," said Gibson. "They told me that August 1st is the first day that they can officially send out offers to people my age."

However, Gibson is not discouraged by the lack of a scholarship offer from LSU on Saturday. He remains optimistic that an offer could come through in the future, something Gibson is looking forward to.

"I think it would be a great experience to get an offer from," said Gibson. "I think that I have the potential to get an offer from them later on down the line. I just hope it happens."

After his visit to LSU, Gibson said he does not currently have any other visit plans. However, there is one school that he knows he will camp at during the summer.

"As of now, I do not have any visits planned," said Gibson. "I expect to take some visits in the near future and over the summer. I plan on going to some camps this summer and LSU will be one of the stops that I make along the way."


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