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TCU offers Florida defender

Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central defensive athlete Dominique Gibson has held an offer from East Carolina for months. Earlier this week, his offer list swelled to two.
"TCU offered me," Gibson said. "They offered me yesterday. That is my second offer. I spoke with their coaches tonight and they were telling me how their whole defensive staff likes me because I play fast and I think quick. They told me I am the kind of player that they are looking for. He just made me feel good the way he was talking to me."
Gibson, who checks in at 5-foot-10, 190-pounds, is a versatile player on defense capable of contributing at the safety spot or outside linebacker. The Horned Frogs are intrigued by that versatility.
"They said I would be playing both, but that mostly I would be playing strong safety for them and in the nickel," Gibson said. "If I had my way, I would line up anywhere. I just love the game and want to be on the field."
In addition to the interest from TCU and ECU, Gibson is hearing from a number of other colleges.
"I am hearing a lot from Marshall, UCF, Kentucky, and Florida," Gibson said. "I think Marshall is close to offering me. I talked to (Coach) JaJuan (Seider) and he told me he was going to show the rest of the defensive staff my highlight. That is the same thing TCU told me just before they offered me."
So far, he has hit the road for just one visit during his offseason.
"I went to Miami for a Junior Day a few weeks ago," Gibson said. "I had a lot of fun down there."
While significant interest from the Hurricanes would interest Gibson, he said he isn't the sort that is locked into playing for the hometown team.
"It doesn't really matter to me where I go," Gibson said. "I just want to play and see different things."
Gibson is hoping to visit UCF's Junior Day in late March. He is also set to participate in the BadgerSports 7-on-7 event at USF on the weekend of March 12th.
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