Alabama WR has LSU offer

Brandon Gibson of Mobile (Ala.) UMS Wright Prep is one of the top receivers in the South for 2007 and a couple of weeks ago he picked up his sixth scholarship offer as the LSU Tigers joined the club.

Gibson (6-2, 190, 4.55) played a big role in UMS-Wright's run to a state title in 2005 as he hauled in 43 passes for 750 yards and 13 scores. He made plenty of highlights during his junior campaign that helped cement his mark as one of the top players in Alabama heading into his senior season.

LSU recruiting coordinator Josh Henson is recruiting the Mobile area for the Tigers and after the Tigers' staff got a chance to check out Gibson's film a scholarship offer was in the works.

"Coach Curtis (UMS-Wright) went to LSU for a coaches clinic and when we was there he told coach Henson about me," Gibson told Tiger Rag. "He gave them my highlight tape when he was there and after they watched it coach Henson sent me a text message and then I called him."

When Gibson called and spoke to Henson there was no mention of an offer but a couple of days later LSU's top dog gave his consent.

"At first coach Henson said they were real impressed with my ability to go up and get the ball and the way I run my routes," Gibson said. "He said hey couldn't offer yet because coach (Les) Miles had not seen my tape. A couple of days later, though, he text messaged me again and said that coach Miles loved my film and wanted to offer. Not long after that I got the written offer in the mail."

Gibson said he knows a couple of players on the LSU roster who played their high school ball in Mobile and plans to take a closer look at what the Tigers have to offer.

"I've been interested in LSU for a while because I've seen them play over the years and know about the tradition," he said. "I know Chevis (Jackson) and JaMarcus (Russell) too. They are one of those top notch schools that has a good program and that you want to check out more."

Whether or not he makes it to an LSU camp this summer is still up in the air because Gibson spends most of his summer working with the U.S.A. Junior Olympic track and field team where he takes part in the triple jump and has a personal best of 47 feet and 10 inches. The thought of being a two-sport star in college has crossed his mind and if he decides to go that route then schools that excel on the gridiron and in track and field may get a harder look.

For now, Gibson said he is keeping his options open but one of the two in-state powers does hold the early lead.

"I'm keeping myself open right now but Alabama is at the top of my list," he said. "After that the others are all even."

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