Gibson Still Mulling Options

Nick Gibson of Pinson Valley, Alabama just closed out the final spring practices of his impressive high school career. Before Gibson puts the pads back on, he plans to have his college decision behind him. As the summer camps approach, Gibson has three schools from the Southeastern Conference at the top of his list of favorites.

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"Right now, I would say that the top schools are Alabama, Mississippi State and Arkansas," said Gibson. "NC State and Louisville are in there too.

"They aren't in my top three, but they are recruiting me hard."

Gibson reports that each of the three SEC programs have a different sales pitch in their recruiting efforts.

"Alabama is telling me that they are going to be losing two backs to the draft after this season," said Gibson. "They aren't promising me anything like a lot of other schools.

"They are telling me that if I come in and grind, that I can be one of their two backs on the field, but that it's all up to me.

"Mississippi State is always telling me how much they love me and how that I am everything they are looking for in a running back.

"They said that I would be a good fit for them and they really want me to come there.

"Arkansas is telling me that unlike Alabama and Mississippi State that they haven't taken a commitment from any other running backs.

"They are telling me that I could come in there and be the main running back early in my career."

The Alabama native reports that he still has some thinking to when it comes to his school of choice and his time frame for a decision.

"Right now, I have my top three all even," said Gibson. "None of them are out front.

"I am still thinking about everything.

"I know I am going to make my decision this summer, but I am not sure when I will do it.

"I am just going to see how things go and then I will do it before the season starts."

Gibson is beginning to feel more optimistic about his team's chances this fall.

"I had a good spring, but I know I can do better," said Gibson. "I had a good game in the jamboree, but we only played a half.

"We have some young guys who are starting for the first time, so I am trying to encourage them.

"I am going to be working real hard with all of them during the summer workouts to help get them ready for the season and give them some confidence."

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