Gibson Talks About OSU Offer, Recruiting

One linebacker committed today -- what about the other who was offered? We caught up with Thaddeus Gibson of Euclid, Ohio to find out his thoughts on his recruiting situation.

Ohio State has offered two linebackers from the state of Ohio for the class of 2006. One committed today, but the other -- Euclid's Thaddeus Gibson -- is not ready to decide anything yet.

Gibson (6-3, 205, 4.4) received an OSU offer but could not make it down to OSU junior day.

"Yes, I have (been offered)," Gibson said. "I had a basketball game, so I couldn't come down."

Have any other schools offered Gibson so far?

"Michigan's talking to my mom about an offer," he said.

What other schools interest him?

"I like Ohio State a lot," Gibson said. "I wouldn't mind hearing from Miami (Fla.)"

Gibson appears to be primarily a linebacker although some have speculated he could get looks at defensive end.

"I've been hearing some talk about that," he said. "I don't know. Ohio State is recruiting me as a Sam linebacker."

When can people expect a decision from Gibson?

"I don't know about if I want to get it over with or if I want to wait," he said. "Things are happening so fast, I want to think about it."

Right now, Gibson is focused on basketball and weight lifting.

"We are lifting every day but gameday," he said. "I will run track and I will work out all spring."

Gibson had 66 solo tackles, 17 sacks, and two interceptions in 2004. He will be taking his test March 4th.

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