"That would make me feel comfortable," said 4-star wide receiver Brandon Gibson. "He grew up near me and I don't know him, but I was hearing about him when I was a freshman in high school. Watching him play, I think it would be a great experience and that we would kind of share that connection of being from the same place."
Last season for UMS Wright, Gibson
pulled down 43 catches for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns, which earned him
all-state honors. So far, Gibson has received 15 offers and has managed to
narrow it down to five schools, two of which are in his home state of
"My top five is LSU,
Gibson said he is being recruited by LSU tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Josh Henson, but cell phone problems have hindered their communication.
"I haven't been able to talk to him for a while because I've changed cell phone services and my number is out of service," said Gibson. "But, I'll be giving him a call soon to see what is going on and see about setting up an official visit. I'm really excited about that (visit); I hear that it is electric down there for games and I want to get there and feel that electricity."
Gibson said he had been working out throughout the summer and put on some muscle. Standing at 6'2" and weighing 191, the big receiver joked about his practice.
"I feel like I lost a couple of pounds today," he quipped. "My strengths are my feet, my height and strength. I can go up and get the ball. I admit that my hands aren't perfect, so that's something I am working on. I am also working to improve my route running and get everything going for me so I can play hard in high school and college."
Gibson said he likes LSU for a number of reasons, not the least of which is because they are in the SEC.
"I love the SEC," said Gibson. "The competition, the teams and the athletes they produce is just amazing. LSU has a great football tradition. They produce good receivers and I wouldn't mind playing safety for them if they needed me there. I like the coaching staff and I met coach Miles and really liked him. I know there's a lot of electricity down there and I want to check out the stadium."