Gibbs commits to Oregon

The Oregon Ducks finally got one away from the Oklahoma Sooners. The two schools have developed a mini-rivalry as they are in the midst of playing three games in three years. However the two programs went head-to-head recruiting-wise over a defensive end from NE Oklahoma A&E, Jeremy Gibbs. Gibbs, 6-4, 285, 4.8, committed to the University of Oregon according to Steve Patterson, defensive coordinator at NE Oklahoma.

"Yes he did (commit)," said Patterson of Gibbs decision to go to Oregon.

Gibbs, according to Patterson is very excited about his new opportunity.

Patterson had some very nice things to say about Gibbs, describing the big defensive end as having good speed, footwork, work ethic and a "smart football player." Saying that Gibbs is very athletic and has a body that still has some growing to do.

"When you see him (up close)," Patterson said Gibbs. "There is still some baby fat in his face, and he still has some growing to do."

Is Gibbs the type of player that could go onto the next level, to the NFL? In Patterson's opinion, Gibbs definitely has a shot if he continues to grow and get stronger. His football skills will help and it is just a matter of more physical development to reach that next level. Patterson explained that schools like NE Oklahoma A&E do not have the resources or facilities that programs like Oregon or Oklahoma have and that should benefit Gibbs development.

One of Gibbs' teammates at NE Oklahoma A&M was Micah Howeth, another Oregon commitment. Patterson described both as very fine young men who are the "yes sir, no sir" types, meaning they are respectful and good solid team players.

According to Scout.com's database, Gibbs also considered Iowa State and Oklahoma State.

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