Over the weekend, CB prospect John Gibson 5'11" 175 4.42 Missouri City (TX) Marshall was very busy. After he took the SAT on Saturday morning, Gibson traveled to Missouri for a last-minute official visit.
His high school coach, James Williams, confirmed to ShowMeMizzou.com that Gibson is committed to Missouri.
We spoke with Gibson to get his thoughts about being a Missouri Tiger.
"It's a relief to be a Missouri Tiger," said Gibson. "Everything went good on the visit. I liked the coaches. And the athletes are more like a family. They were together, tight."
Gibson is a sprinter for his school's track team. His personal record in the 100 meters is 10.65 seconds, and he's run a 21.4 second 200 meters. His personal best in the 400 meters is 48.8 seconds.
Coach Williams talked about Gibson, who just last week had been released from a six-month long commitment to Arkansas.
"I think it's a great situation for him," said Coach Williams, speaking about John Gibson. "He's a very explosive player. He's an agile player, a legitimate 4.4 kid. He's a very good character kid. He's a quiet kid that loves to play football. He's very respectful, very great kid, and a very coachable young man."
Gibson talked about being tossed aside by Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino. He said that he doesn't believe Coach Petrino's explanation of the situation. He's glad it happened though, because now he's going to be playing for coaches that he can trust.
I asked Coach Williams about Gibson's ability to qualify academically?
"Well, he's continued to work," explained Coach Williams. "He took the SAT this weekend, before he came to Missouri. I have no doubt that he's going to be fine. He's working hard on it. He's not in a bad situation at all. He just has to finish this semester the right way, and I know he will. He's going to get in. I have no doubt about that. He'll finish the right way."
Coach Williams talked about what kind of player Missouri is getting.
"He's a physical guy," said Coach Williams, talking about Gibson. "He played receiver and DB, and he did well at both. He runs very well. He's got long arms. He's got good hips, and he likes to compete out there. He's one of those guys who doesn't mind pressing, and getting in people's face, and competing."
"(Missouri) going to the SEC is something that definitely appeals to John (Gibson)," said Coach Williams.
Here are highlights from Gibson's senior season.