With James Quick staying home to attend Louisville, Ohio State’s focus now shifts to other wide receivers. First on that list is Cleveland Heights’ Shelton Gibson. And according to Gibson, the Buckeyes are first on his list.
In the running for his services are, along with Ohio State, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Gibson was impressive in the practices at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. While he left San Antonio without a reception, he did draw two pass interference penalties on plays he had an opportunity to score a touchdown. When the defense has to resort to interfering, that is usually a good sign.
Gibson, who was seen in San Antonio wearing an Ohio State beanie, said grades are not an issue on his college choice. It had been widely rumored that he may not be admitted to Ohio State.
Gibson has developed a good standing with the current members of Ohio State’s 2013 recruiting class and the coaches recruiting him – Urban Meyer, Zach Smith and Stan Drayton.
A four-star recruit, Gibson would be a welcome addition to Ohio State’s receiving corps.