SIGNED: Grant Gibson

Charlotte (NC) Mallard Creek defensive tackle Grant Gibson has signed with NC State!

Projected Position At NC State: Defensive Tackle

Awards/Honors: A team captain as a senior, Gibson was a member of three state championship teams at Mallard Creek in NC 4AA.

He earned USA Today all-state honors and was named an all-conference performer... also named All-Charlotte Observer as a senior and Charlotte Sports Report Defensive Lineman of the Year. 

Gibson was rated the No. 62 defensive tackle nationally by, No. 3 in NC.   He was also ranked the No. 10 center nationally by ESPN.

Personal: Carries a 4.2 weight GPA, 3.7 unweighted, and has taken 12 Honors classes. Member of the National Honor Society. Plans to major in business administration.

Commit Date: 3-1-2016

Recruiting Scene: Gibson was one of NC State's first commitments, picking the Wolfpack back in March after landing nearly a dozen early scholarship offers.  Hailing from Mallard Creek, he was always interested in the Wolfpack, a school where former Mallard Creek standouts like Jaylen Samuels and Thaddeus Moss are major contributors.

Why NC State?   "I'm going to be honest, I don't know who came in second.I just felt the love from State. Really, it was State the whole time for me."

Picked NC State Over: Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, And West Virginia Among Others

Scouting ReportGibson is a powerful football player. He's gets off the ball quickly and puts a lot of pressure on his opponent. Gibson plays with good leverage and controls the line of scrimmage. He is relentless and plays extremely hard. Gibson also has a high football I.Q. and understands different defensive schemes. He needs to become a better pass rusher and continue to develop some moves, but he's a prospect who should make an early impact in his college career and ultimately develop into a very good player.

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