RECRUITING: Houston guard still considering three

Five-star guard Daniel Gibson talks about his visit to Norman and his final three schools

Houston (Jones HS) shooting guard Daniel Gibson (6'3) now has a tough decision to make. Before he visited OU and Kansas he thought he would commit to Texas, but now he is not so sure.

"Everybody thinks I am a lock for Texas, but if I was I wouldn't be taking these visits to OU and Kansas," Gibson said this morning. "I had real good visits to both OU and Kansas and I am seriously considering both schools along with Texas. I have always liked Texas, but I have never said that I was a lock to go there. I have a couple of days to try to sort everything out and make my decision on Thursday, which is my birthday."

Gibson visited Oklahoma this past weekend and worked it out so that he could watch the OU-Kansas game Sunday afternoon. Without question, Gibson was impressed with the Sooner squad and their fans.

"I had a very special time at OU and enjoyed myself tremendously," said Gibson. "What was so impressive about OU was how the fellows on the team were like brothers and really cared for one another. It was genuine and not fake, and you can see that the players have a genuine appreciation for each other."

"I was so surprised about their great facilities. They told me about the facilities, but I didn't realize they were as good as they were. OU has the best facilities that I have seen. The OU coaching staff is great and Coach (Kelvin) Sampson and coach (Jimmy) Tubbs have been up front and positive with me."

So what did you think about OU's 77-70 win over Kansas on Sunday?

"The Kansas game was something else," Gibson continued. "Their gym was loud and the crowd was great. The crowd certainly was a sixth man against Kansas. OU played great, In fact, their first half was some of the best basketball that I have seen. I was impressed that Kansas came back on them, but OU showed their poise and won the game late."

Gibson is considering three of the top basketball programs in the country, so in many ways he can't lose.

"I look at it that way, but I am not going to settle for a decision because of that," said Gibson. "I need to sit down with my folks over the next couple of days and pick the best school for me. That is not going to be easy.

"Texas is having a great year and they are the closest to home. OU and Kansas both may be a little better program's that Texas, but not by much. Then again, OU and Kansas may not be ahead of Texas at all. There is really so much to think about and I just need to get busy and come to a decision."

Gibson has been a Texas lean for the past year, but OU and Kansas are tough to beat. It wouldn't be the first time that a long time lean signed with a rival school if Gibson does decide to go to OU or Texas. Thursday will be a very interesting day for Gibson and the three Big 12 powers.

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