Video Breakdown DL Jordan Gipson
SENIOR YEAR STATS: 32 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks.
COMMITTED TO SMU OVER: Interest from Tulsa.
SIDE NOTE: SMU head coach Chad Morris coached SMU linebackers' coach Archie McDaniel at Bay City as a high school football coach. Gipson felt that, along with some other Bay City family connections to SMU and the staff, they were enough to shut down his recruitment after he loved campus after visiting. Gipson didn't talk with another college coach after committing.
AUDIBLE: "After they offered me, I thought recruiting was going to be crazy, but I went up there two weeks later and loved the campus and I committed. I didn't talk to any other college coaches after that," Gipson said.
How Gipson Fits
SMU brings in Gipson as another one of those players that can play the strong side defensive end position and eventually move inside, similar to Patrick Jones. If Gipson's body takes him a certain way, he could end up a defensive tackle, but as of now, he's coming in as an end. As he fits in, Gipson is a bit of a project. He comes from a small town and the whole idea of signing a letter of intent
What Gipson Brings
What he'll bring is a big body to set the edge. SMU loves physical players at that strong side end position and with some improvement in the weight room and some coaching, Gipson figures to be one that can do that.
Freshman Year Expectations for Gipson
As far as freshman year, I'm expecting Gipson to redshirt barring injuries along the defensive line. SMU appears to just have too much depth there to warrant much worry for Gipson having to play.
Career Expectations for Gipson
This is where things get interesting as Gipson came in with very little fan fare, but he can still develop into a pretty good player for SMU. I expect him to get into the rotation after a couple of seasons on the Hilltop. If there's one thing I learned about Gipson while speaking with him is that he's just looking to get an education and play football. There's not too much else to him. He keeps to himself and just wants to work hard. He already looks up to Demerick Gary so that's a good start to begin with.