4* Gibson Likes Everything About Oregon

Soft-spoken off the field, Gardena (CA) Junipero Serra four-star linebacker Jason Gibson becomes a legitimate terror whenever he steps foot between those white lines. As one of the top linebacker prospects in the U.S., Gibson holds offers from all of the Pac-10 as well as some major national powers.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?


How long ago did you get that offer?

"Early this year."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"I talk to Coach Don Pellum a lot. Me and him are really close. We talk on the phone and he comes and visits me at school."

How often would you say that you and Coach Pellum are in contact?

"Weekly or every other week."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"I like them a lot. I think it's a really good school and they are definitely in my top five."

What is your top five right now?

"It's not really set, but it'd be Oregon, Cal, UCLA, USC, and maybe Florida."

Is that in any particular order?

"That's just general."

What is it about Oregon that has you so interested in them?

"Basically, their whole program and tradition and everything. I've watch them a lot within the last two years and I like what they were doing. I think I would fit in real good with their defense, so I like them a lot."

Have they specified what position they'd like you to play?

"It's as a linebacker."

Has Coach Pellum discussed with you getting you up to Eugene for any visits?

"We've tried to make plans for a visit, but it's kind of hard right now. I'm trying to get up there this summer probably, because my team is thinking about going up there for a tournament, so I was just gonna try and go up there around that time but I don't know."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"Basically just a competitor. I'm gonna compete the whole game and use all my skills to my advantage and play hard the whole game. I won't give up or anything, so I'm just real determined."

Is there anyone at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after?

"No not really. I look at a lot of different people, so I just use myself."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Basically their defense -- how they run their defense -- and the school overall. If it's a good school -- I'm good on grades -- but if it's a good school for that and just the whole program itself."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"Maybe business or sports medicine. Something like that."

What are some of the offers that you currently hold?

"I have the whole Pac-10, I have Florida, Colorado, and Notre Dame. I think that's it."

Have you taken any unofficial visits yet, or are you planning on taking any unofficial visits?

"This spring I took some. I took a visit to Cal, I went to UCLA and USC and all the local schools so far...and last year I took a visit to Stanford, so all of the California schools so far. This summer, I want to get up to Oregon and that's just about it right now I think."

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