Gibson Working To Earn Starting Job

One of the positions the Missouri Tigers will be looking hard at to try and find a new face to step up and take over at will be the cornerback position opposite of E.J. Gaines. Red-shirt freshman John Gibson is among those competing.

During the first week of spring practice, RSF CB John Gibson 5’10” 185 has continued to make a good impression. spoke with Gibson, and he talked about, among other things, his goals for this spring.

“I’m still learning, but it’s coming along,” said Gibson, talking about making the transition to college ball. “Mostly, I’m still learning the calls, but I’m starting to get it. I’m trying to put it together this spring, and get on the field, get some playing time.”

Gibson said that his strongest asset is his ability to cover man-to-man.

In the pre-spring testing, Gibson ran a 4.38 forty and posted a 36.5” vertical jump. He said that he hit 10 reps at 225-pounds in the bench press.

“I’m not just trying to get on the field,” explained Gibson. “I’m trying to start.”

I asked Gibson what he has to do to move up the Depth Chart?

“I just have to be consistent,” replied Gibson.

Gibson specified his goals for this spring.

“I want to move up on the Depth Chart,” explained Gibson, who is also working on special teams as a punt returner. “Keep making progress, and hopefully, earn the starting job.”

Gibson said that he spends extra time with Coach Ford learning the playbook, and working on his footwork.

“I’m trying to get it down pat, and just get better day to day,” said Gibson

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