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Arkansas commit back on the market

Missouri City (Texas) Fort Bend Marshall cornerback John Gibson saw his stock take off this past spring, picking up almost a dozen offers in a matter of weeks. Eventually the 5-foot-10, 172-pound speedster decided to end things by committing to Arkansas.
However, the recruiting process has now been opened back up for Gibson after a meeting with Razorback area recruiter Chris Klenakis on Monday.
"Coach Klenakis came to my school earlier today," Gibson said on Monday evening. "We talked and he said coach (Bobby) Petrino didn't want to take the chance that I wouldn't qualify. My SAT scores are not quite high enough so I'm not committed there anymore."
Gibson says there are no hard feelings between himself and the Arkansas staff.
"It went smooth," the three-star prospect said. "I understood where they were coming from. If I had taken care of business then I wouldn't have been in that situation."
Gibson has plans to retake the test in the very near future and hopes he will still be able to attend a four-year college next year.
"I have to take it again," he said. "I'm taking it again this Saturday coming up. I'm only 40 points short of being qualified so I'm hoping to be able to get that on this next one.
"[Arkansas] didn't want to take the chance of me not making what I need to make since I won't have my scores back until after signing day."
Gibson says it is now back to the drawing board and he plans to reach out to several schools this week.
"I haven't talked to any other schools just yet," he said, "but I'm going to try to get in touch with a lot of schools tomorrow. I'm going to try to talk to San Diego State, Texas Tech and all the Texas schools in the area."
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