"When I first committed to Mississippi State, some people at school were telling me that I made a mistake," said Gibson. "People were telling me that I should have gone to Alabama or Auburn, but I just felt like Mississippi State was the best place for me."
Flash forward two months, and Gibson's college pick is the talk of college football.
Fresh off of a win over his home state Auburn Tigers, Gibson was able to see the opinions of his college decision change.
"The Monday after they beat Auburn, I had people coming up to me in the halls saying 'Hail State' and all of that," said Gibson. "People were telling me that they could see why I picked Mississippi State now.
"I tried to tell them back during the summer that Mississippi State was the place to be."
All kidding aside, Gibson reports that he felt good things were on the horizon for the Bulldogs, which is why he elected to join them.
"Coach (Dan) Mullen talked to me about playing for a national championship and about doing some big things at Mississippi State," said Gibson. "I knew it was going to happen, but I didn't think it was going to happen this fast.
"It's exciting. I went to the game when they played Auburn and the crowd was so loud.
"It was an amazing atmosphere. I couldn't even hear myself yell it was so loud.
"I can't wait to play in front of that crowd when I get there."
Gibson reports that he remains steadfast in his commitment to the Bulldogs and that he believes there are more big things in the future for the guys in Maroon and White.
"I just can't wait up there," said Gibson. "I was going to try to graduate in December, but I don't think my school is going to allow that.
"There are some schools that do, but I don't think I am going to be able to get out then.
"I really want to, so I can get up there and be with the team and start getting ready for next year."
Before Gibson can get to Starkville full time, he still has some things to finish on the high school level.
"Things with school are going great," said Gibson. "Academically, things have never been better.
"We are doing pretty good on the football field. We've been better lately.
"We had some tough games early, but we're getting it together now."
Mississippi State has just three home games remaining on the schedule. Gibson hopes to make at least one of them.
"I had such a good time when I went up there the last time," said Gibson. "I can't wait to get back up there and be in the crowd and cheer for the team.
"I can't hardly believe that I am going to be out there with them next year."