Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central opened their season with six consecutive wins before running into Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard last week. The Raiders fell short, losing 35-31, and for junior Dominique Gibson that is simply unacceptable.
"We are doing pretty well outside of one bad loss," Gibson said. "We came out and made a lot of mistakes. We can play a lot better than that. We look forward to getting better and learning from that."
On the season, Gibson has scored two offensive touchdowns as a running back while also racking up very good stats on the defensive side of the ball playing multiple positions.
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"I play wherever my coach wants me to line up," Gibson said. "I haven't been playing running back as much because they are trying to keep me healthy. On defense, I have mostly been at linebacker and a little bit of safety."
When he moves onto the collegiate level, Gibson believes he will line up at one of two positions.
"I think I will either be a strong safety or a running back in college," Gibson said.
At this point, the 5-foot-10, 190-pounder has one early offer.
"East Carolina has already offered me," Gibson said. "It was great when I got that offer. I was shocked at first. But then I realized that if I want more feelings like this, that I just have to do better and keep improving. If I do that, more schools will want me. So it just motivates me to keep working hard."
He recently took a visit to an in-state school who he hopes will pull the trigger on him.
"I am hearing from Florida some," Gibson said. "Coach Z (Zach Azzanni) is a really cool person. I got to spend a little time with him recently when I visited there. I liked it. I got to see how it is down there."
Gibson's visit to Florida was for when the Gators hosted the LSU Tigers. Despite the loss for Urban Meyer's team, he came away impressed with the environment and atmosphere.
"It was amazing," Gibson said. "I was excited about it. I had never really been to a college game."
In addition to the Pirates and Gators, Gibson is hoping to hear from an out-of-state school.
"I would love to hear from the University of Georgia," Gibson said.
Gibson will be amongst the top Sunshine State products in 2012 and is likely to see his offer list increase after his junior season.