August 29, 2011

Deacs make Gibson's top three

Glades Central outside linebacker, Dominique Gibson's senior season is underway. Gibson led a strong defensive effort in Friday's 36-0 win over Boyd Anderson.

"It's going pretty well," Gibson said. "We started off with a good win, allowed just 17 rushing yards, gave up a couple of passes."

After batting 0-2 in his first two state championship appearances, the three-star linebacker (No. 46 in the nation by has high hopes for his final campaign as a Raider.

"I really want to win a state championship," Gibson said. "I've been there two times, and I haven't won one yet, so that's my biggest goal, to get my team to a state championship. Everybody looks up to me."

Gibson is focused on the season, and does not think he will choose a school till the spring. However, the 5-foot-10 and 190-pound prospect has Marshall, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest in his top three.

Ray McCartney is pursuing Gibson for the Deacs.

Gibson had an official visit scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9, the weekend the Demon Deacons host N.C. State, but has had to reschedule. He is planning to be in Winston-Salem Saturday, Sept. 17 when Wake Forest plays Gardner-Webb.

"It's pretty good," Gibson said. "Me and him are pretty close. We talk about a lot of things. He asks me a lot about my school work and test scores. He told me to come up, and get a good visit. Hopefully he can get me to commit."

The high school senior from Belle Glade, Florida said his father is encouraging him to take his time through the decision-making process, and that it would be a surprise if he commits early.

Despite a difficult choice awaiting him Gibson said everything else is easy and that the game has slowed down. After three seasons of varsity experience one would tend to think the game has slowed dramatically for the senior, who added that he feels and thinks like a coach.

"My strength I'd say is I've got a good football IQ," Gibson said.

After he graduates and makes the jump from high school football to the collegiate ranks Gibson expects to be moved in between outside linebacker and safety. He is confident that he can play anywhere on the field.

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