Dominique Gibson talks official visit

Dominque Gibson was on hand to witness Wake Forest's 48-5 drubbing of Gardner-Webb on September 17th. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound outside linebacker, from Glades Central Community High School in Belle Glade, Fla., currently has eight scholarship offers. He left the visit to Winston-Salem very high on the Demon Deacons.


"It was pretty good," Dominique Gibson said of his visit. "I just chilled at the game and then mingled with the players a little bit. I felt at home there. The visit had a positive effect on me. I now have Wake Forest as my top school."

Gibson, who is recruited to Wake Forest by Steed Lobotzke and Ray McCartney, spent a great deal of time while on campus with secondary coach, Steve Russ.

"Coach Russ is a really good person," said Gibson. "I like him. We have a good relationship, and I want to keep that going.

"On Sunday, I spent all day watching film. The coaches explained what they like to do. I enjoyed going to all the meetings. It was OK up there. I enjoyed being around the players and coaches."

Gibson started as a freshman at Glades Central, the 2A Florida runner-up the past two seasons. They use him as a running back/linebacker and has also played some strong safety. Often used out of the I-formation or shotgun, Gibson scored the go-ahead score in the team's 2011 opener against Dwyer.

"Wake Forest is looking at me as an athlete," Gibson said. "I can play multiple positions. It doesn't matter where they want to put me, I just love being on the field."

Gibson made 2A All-State as a junior and received his first offer two games into the season from East Carolina. Marshall, and Vanderbilt are also heavily in the mix for Gibson's commitment. His other offers are from Kentucky, Memphis, and Ohio.

"It was good to take my official to Wake Forest," said Gibson. "The coaches were encouraging to keep getting more wins when I get back to Florida.

"I'm going to keep my focus on helping my team win State. I'm a team captain, so I take on the role of picking up the other players when they're doing back or congratulating them when they're doing good. I'd like to take more visits, but I don't have anything set up yet. It may be after the season."

The Glades Central Raiders are off to a quick 3-0 start in the quest to get back to a third straight 2A final. Gibson did not dress out in the Raiders thrilling overtime win against American Heritage-Delray due to disciplinary reasons enforced by Head Coach Roosevelt Blackmon. He is due back this weekend when the Raiders face Clewiston.

Zachary Allen, a redshirt freshman linebacker at Wake Forest, is Gibson's cousin. He was also recruited by Demon Deacon Recruiting Coordinator, Ray McCartney, out of nearby Pahokee High School.

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