Recruiting: Gilbert Visits Oklahoma State

Athlete Justin Gilbert of Huntsville, Texas, has proven his football prowess on the field, his athletic talent in a recent Scout Combine, and the desire of Division I schools to have him in their program throughout the spring with the nine scholarship offers. Gilbert and four of his Huntsville Hornet teammates made the trip this weekend to Stillwater to check out Oklahoma State.

Gilbert has had OSU in his favorites from almost the very beginning of his recruitment and it doesn't appear anything changed over the weekend.

"It went pretty good," saif Gilbert of the trip. "It is pretty nice and I liked it a lot. The area upstairs where the team eats, the training table, it was great. I like to eat. The coaches are pretty cool and easy to get along with."

Gilbert was quick to point out he was not alone on the trip, along with his coaches he had four teammates with him.

"You want to know their names?" asked Gilbert. "There's Cameron Simmons, linebacker Shaquille Ross, Marquiel Kizzee, and running back Joseph Maxey."

Maxey is a legit Division I prospect with a recent performance at the Scout Combine that included a 4.6 in the forty with an 8-feet, 5-inch broad jump and two strong times on agility drills.

The question with Gilbert is where does he play? He has played quarterback at Huntsville but the 6-1, 180-pound speedster (4.46 at the recent Scout Combine) can also play wide receiver and cornerback or safety on defense.

"OSU is talking about corner or wide receiver. They are recruiting me on both sides of the ball," said Gilbert. "Most of the schools are doing the same thing. Some schools want me to play quarterback but I don't think that is going to happen."

Gilbert has offers from OU and Baylor, which he has usually pointed to along with OSU as his top three. He also has offers from Colorado, Houston, Nebraska, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, and Utah.

Gilbert rushed for 521 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore, while also hitting 97-of-166 passing for 1,338 yards and 9 touchdowns to go with 7 interceptions.

As a junior last season, he ran for 628 yards and 8 touchdowns. He completed 46-of-100 passes for 785 yards and 5 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. This season, his head coach Mitchell Coey, plans on playing him more on defense and spotting him in other spots on offense.

His plans for the summer are mainly around football and recruiting. "Check out a couple of schools and play seven-on-seven," said Gilbert. "I might make it to a camp or two."

He said he has no idea about a timetable for his decision at this point, but the 3.5 GPA student said he does intend to major in Kinesiology.

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