Tigers Looking For One More Receiver

LSU is filling up its slots at the receiver position but there is room for at least one more in the 2007 class. Someone the coaches have had their eye on since early in the recruiting process and would find room for is Mobile (Ala.) wide out Brandon Gibson.

LSU is filling up its slots at the receiver position but there is room for at least one more in the 2007 class.

 

Someone the coaches have had their eye on since early in the recruiting process and would find room for is Mobile (Ala.) wide out Brandon Gibson.

 

Gibson, a 6-2, 190-pounder with 4.5 speed, hails from the same school that produced LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell.

 

Last season for Williamson High School, Gibson grabbed 53 balls for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns. His performances have already earned him scholarship offers from 13 schools.

 

"My top five are Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Georgia and Georgia Tech," Gibson said. "Alabama is my favorite so far."

 

Gibson said that a good personal relationship with coaches will be a way to get him to leave the state.

 

"It won't take much to make me leave," he said. "I've visited a lot of the campus and I like all the facilities and all that, but the thing that will definitely mean the most is how I get along with my coaches and if they coach me the style I like. If I can get a good one on one coach, they can get me to go anywhere."

 

One coaching staff that has stayed in contact with the sure handed receiver is LSU and one coach in particular has made a good impression.

 

"I talked with coach Henson two days ago through text message," Gibson said. "He is a really nice guy. He said they were really excited about me. I like LSU's coaching staff because they all seem like really nice people."

 

Gibson said he didn't know if he would be attending any of LSU's camps this summer and that he hasn't looked into any of the dates.

 

"I'm not sure of the camp dates right now," he explained.

 

When asked if he could see himself leaving the state to play his college football, particularly at LSU, he had this to say.

 

"They have a great football program and great football tradition," said Gibson. "They are always one of the top schools in the SEC. They run the ball, pass a lot and I love their defense. There is so much electricity in Baton Rouge before a game. I think I could see myself fitting in Baton Rouge."

 

Note: Gibson said he should not have any problems qualifying with his 2.65 GPA and 20 on the ACT.

 

 

 


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