Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central defensive prospect Dominique Gibson considers himself an athlete on the defensive side of the ball. Whether the 5-foot-10, 197-pounder is a safety, linebacker, or to be used at another spot, he plans to leave up to the college of his choice.
So far, six schools have stepped forth with offers for the intriguing defensive prospect. Those six offers are East Carolina, Kentucky, Marshall, Memphis, Texas Christian, and Vanderbilt. As of right now, three have emerged as leaders.
"I have a top three of TCU, Vanderbilt, and Marshall," Gibson said. "They aren't in any kind of order. They are just my top three."
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Gibson shared what makes those three universities stand out to him at this point in his recruitment.
Texas Christian - "The thing I like the most about TCU is that they play a lot of smaller players like myself. I am also really cool with Coach (Trey) Haverty."
Vanderbilt - "I am just cool with the whole coaching staff. I feel I would fit in well there because they are interested in using me at so many different positions."
Marshall - "I just have great chemistry with Coach (JaJuan) Seider. He is like family to me. I know I would feel comfortable there and I know I would play."
As for when he expects to make a decision, he said that could come at the end of the month.
"I am supposed to be making a decision after the spring game," Gibson said.
When he sits down to make his final decision, what will allow him to separate the Commodores, Horned Frogs, and Thundering Herd from one another?
"I think in the end it will come down to the coaches mostly," Gibson said.
As a junior, Gibson had 100 tackles, eight sacks and two interceptions on defense. He also ran 46 times for 243 yards and four touchdowns and made three catches for 29 yards on offense.