Gibson wowed by Florida crowd, has four programs standing out

Sep 21, 2021 | 0 comments

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West Orange (Fla.) four-star wide receiver Jayden Gibson‍ arrived in Gainesville on Saturday with high hopes for what the gameday atmosphere would be like.

He wasn't disappointed.

When asked after the game, just outside the steps of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gibson said, “I was definitely looking forward to that and it definitely met my expectations.”

The Gators’ loss didn’t seem to deter any of the prospects in attendance, Gibson included.

After the Gators 31-29 battle against the Crimson Tide, Gibson said “It was great. I just came to see what the energy would be like. It was great energy, amazing energy so definitely looking forward to that.”

The 6-foot-5, 195-pounder continued with his praise of the atmosphere.

“Stupid energy,” Gibson said, “I’m actually glad I got to witness the game that we just watched. That was a great game so I’m definitely thankful for that.”

Gibson’s visit on campus was a daylong experience. He said he got the chance to talk to Gators’ head coach Dan Mullen, wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales and quite a few other visitors.

“It was definitely just good vibes for sure,” Gibson said. “It was cool to hang out with all of us together,” Gibson said, “These are the people that you would be with if you decide to come here so it’s kind of cool to get that image.”

Gibson announced on Twitter last Tuesday that he has eight finalists battling for his commitment.

Those schools included South Carolina, Georgia, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, UM, Baylor and FSU.

However, on Saturday Gibson said, “It’s more like I’m down to four, I think I know where I want to go but just not really sure yet.”

When asked who those four schools were, Gibson replied, “You’ll see.”

He said a lot goes into deciding on where to spend his future.

“Out of all my schools I have great options in terms of education and all that kind of stuff and all the schools I have run great offenses,” Gibson said, “So really, it’s just about how I feel about the coaches and how I feel everything adds up for me to be successful.”

One thing Gibson said is in Florida’s favor is quarterback Anthony Richardson.

As a redshirt freshman, Richardson could potentially be a teammate for a couple of years if Gibson were to choose the Gators.

“Great quarterback, definitely one of the positive sides if I were to choose to come to Florida,” Gibson said of Richardson, “Great quarterback, amazing arm talent and play-making ability so I definitely watch his stuff, watch him play, and definitely would be looking forward to playing with him.”

Gibson is the No. 170 rated prospect in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite and will be making his announcement on October 13 at his high school.

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