One of Memphis' top running backs gets offer

One of Memphis top running backs picked up his first official offer. Mitchell High School running back Artaves Gibson missed over half his junior season, but college recruiters apparently remember his sophomore season highlights. With one offer already in hand, Gibson is hoping for several others. Go "Inside" for the latest on Gibson's recruitment.

One of Memphis top running backs picked up his first official offer.

Mitchell High School running back Artaves Gibson missed over half his junior season, but college recruiters apparently remember his sophomore season highlights.

Gibson, only played six games as a junior due to a sprained MCL, he still rushed for over 600 yards and 6 touchdowns. It's his breakout sophomore season that put the talented runner on most college coaches speed dial.

He led his team to the state championship game as a sophomore, rushing for over 1,800 yards, 200 yards in receptions and 23 touchdowns.

Gibson is excited about receiving his first official offer, from a school that is familiar with his talents.

"Memphis has offered me," Gibson said. "Getting that first offer felt great. It was a long time coming."

Several other schools are currently recruiting the 6-foot-1, 215-pound running back with 4.5 speed. Those schools include Arkansas, Oklahoma, Miami, and Tennessee.

Gibson got to watch the Volunteers play last season at the Ole Miss game. He also took an unofficial visit to Knoxville.

"I definitely have interest in Tennessee," Gibson said. "Tennessee being the best team in our state plus they love running the football. It wouldn't be a bad place to go."

Gibson also got the opportunity to take an unofficial visit to Miami.

What did Gibson think of the Tennessee campus?

"It was a lot bigger than I thought it would be," Gibson said. "It really seems like a nice place to be."


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