Gibson May Make Decision This Week

Ohio State has always been right at the top of the list for Thaddeus Gibson of Euclid High School and now that he's taken an official visit there he thinks that he knows all he needs to know to make an official decision. In addition to Ohio State, Gibson has officially visited Michigan and Tennessee and will likely make his final decision among those three schools known before the week is over.

The long-anticipated visit to Ohio State by Thaddeus Gibson of Euclid High School finally happened over the Martin Luther King weekend.

"It went real well," Gibson said of his official visit. "There's no question that Ohio State is a great place to be, a great place to live and a great place to play football. I liked my visit a lot but I didn't commit."

Gibson made the trip to Columbus by himself and he was hosted by former Panther teammate Brandon Smith with an assist from Ted Ginn Jr.

"They showed me the ropes," Gibson said. "But I would have to say the highlight of the whole visit was my conversation with Jim Tressel."

Gibson spent some quality time with Jim Tressel, one-on-one in his office, discussing practically everything but football.

"Coach Tressel is a very smart guy," he said. "He sat me down with a pen and notepad and he would jot down answers to the questions he would ask me. I really liked our conversation. It was really different. It was really nice."

And in the end, Gibson never once felt any pressure to make a commitment on his visit.

"I would say that they asked me in a way without saying it," he said.

Gibson was going over his options with his family members on Monday night. Ohio State, Tennessee and Michigan are the only three schools that he has officially visited.

"I'm discussing it with my family right now," he said. "I think I'll be ready to make a commitment by Thursday or Friday."

On Friday night Euclid hits the home hardwood where they'll take on the Mentor Cardinals. Both teams are undefeated in their league. Gibson is averaging 16 points and 8 rebounds for his 8-3 Panthers. Euclid takes on Glenville at home on Saturday night. Robert Rose, who committed to Ohio State at the All-American Bowl, is on the Tarblooder hoop team.

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