Cedar Hill, Texas wide receiver Lovett Gibson committed to UTEP in October, a few weeks after his official visit to the West Texas school. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect liked what he saw in El Paso and decided to pledge to play for head coach Mike Price and company.
Since that time, however, more schools have come into the picture for Gibson. Since the season ended in a playoff loss to Denton Guyer, the school has been a hotbed for college recruiters.
"There are a few new schools recruiting me," Gibson said. "The one that I really didn't know about until recently was Marshall. They haven't offered just yet, though.
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"Wyoming, Rice, Marshall and Iowa State have come by the school this week. Rice is (trying to get me to switch). Wyoming is, really hard. Those are the two that are really after me the hardest to switch."
Gibson says the door is open for other schools to try and sway him.
"I'm not 100-percent committed," he said.
Gibson and teammate Driphus Jackson, a dual-threat quarterback prospect with several offers of his own, have long discussed the possibility of playing together at the next level.
"We've been talking about playing together in college since our freshman year," Gibson said of him and Jackson. "Actually, we talked about it even back in junior high. We're really trying to make it happen."
One school that has offered both is Rice and the Owls made a good impression on Gibson on Tuesday. In fact, he has set up an official visit to the Houston campus.
"Rice came by the school today," he said. "I talked to their wide receivers coach for a while. It went really well. I got his number and need to email him my contact info here in a bit.
"I take my official down to Rice on (Jan.) 15. That's the only other one I have set up right now. I've already been to UTEP and Minnesota so I guess I have two more to use if I want. That's the only one I've set up so far, though."
Gibson had a strong senior season for Cedar Hill, recording 64 receptions for 1,204 yards and 13 touchdowns.