Gibson Felt Comfortable At OU

With National Signing Day out of the way for the 2011 recruiting class Sooners Illustrated continues to bring you updates with junior day visitors. This time around we spoke with Damian Gibson, tight end out of East Central HS in Tulsa (OK). Gibson talked about aspects about the visit that stood out to him. Check below to see what he had to say.

There was only a hand full of prospects from the state of Oklahoma that attended the Sooners second junior day this past Sunday. One of those prospects was Damian Gibson who was unable to attend to Sooners first junior day back in December.

The 6-foot-3 and 220-pound tight end prospect did not attend the event alone and talked about what about the visit stood out to him.

"I went down there with my grandma, my aunt and one of my closest friends," Gibson said. "I liked it a lot. I liked how they had everything set. I love that it's a real good school but the one thing I really respect is the most that they were really talking about, instead of just playing football they were talking about showing you how to be a man. They have nice facilities and all that but to top it all off they show you how to be a man. That's one thing I really respected about their school."

Gibson plays both tight end and defensive end for his Cardinals squad that made it all the way to the 5A Oklahoma State Championship game this past season losing to Booker T. Washington 32-3. Gibson was a big part of the Cardinals success and claims 15-sacks on the season.

Oklahoma defensive ends Coach Bobby Jack Wright must like what he's seen so far.

"Right now it looks like defensive end right now," Gibson responded about where he is being recruited. "That's where I feel comfortable, at defensive end but if they want to play me at tight end then I'm up for it."

With the visit now behind him Gibson talked about what he thought about the experience while on campus as a whole.

"I really like it," Gibson said. "That's somewhere I could see myself at. I was really clicking with everything that they were showing me. That's when I started feeling like real comfortable. Like sometimes you get that feeling where this is not the spot where I need to be. Well I just felt real comfortable and I don't know why but I just felt real good that I was there."

Other than the Sooners Gibson also has Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Tulsa and Texas A&M giving him a look but at this time he does have two that are standing out the most.

"Right now it's Oklahoma right now and OSU."

When getting to the next level Gibson says he wants to take his talents somewhere that makes you have to work hard to get to where you want to go.

"A school that knows how to push somebody and makes you want to work," Gibson explained.

As we get deeper and deeper into the month of February and the Sooners coaching staff becomes completely focused on the 2012 class we fully expect to see quite a few offers go out and Gibson could very well be one of them. Stay tuned to Sooners Illustrated to find out.

-Greg Powers-

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