Video: Shelton Gibson On Where Ohio State Stands

By Kyle Rowland on January 5, 2013 at 9:30p

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.


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dubjayfootball90's picture

I was hoping that Gibson would don the S&G since the beginning, I hope it becomes a reality in one month

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osubuck57's picture

I hope so as well!! Nice to know we have other receiver options if he doesn't though!! But he would definately be #1 on the wish list now,aside from Bell!


BlazeTheBuckeye's picture

Buckeye if grades are good

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GeorgiaBuckeye2114's picture

I'd say it's safe to say that Tennessee isnt getting his commitment lol

Phillips.449's picture

Haaa! Yeah no kidding.  That was funny!

TBDBITL0509's picture

Haha! I had the same thought. It's never good when you can't remember the name of the school...

unknownmusketeer's picture

At least he didn't say, "Ooops."

Bucks43201's picture

LOL at that first P.I. call. If anybody else saw that --- you know it was all-time bad. If anything, it was a push-off on the WR.

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Poison nuts's picture

I'd like to see a true receiver commit soon. Maybe others know more than me on this, but hearing WVU being "tied" with OSU is not comforting considering that Shelton wants to wait until signing day...I know he was wearing the OSU beanie this week, & that's a great sign & all, but if grades aren't an issue, I hope he decides sooner rather than later.

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1stYrBuckIClub's picture

I've never believed there's been much competition (or at least I hope not) for Mr. Gibson... He enjoyed his WVU visit but has had interviews saying tOSU is 'way ahead' of everyone else. I've been hoping he's all scarlet and gray on NSD... Actually thought he'd be committed by now. If grades/tests weren't an issue at one point, he'd already be a commit.

Ahh Saturday's picture

Gibson might want to wait until signing day, but I doubt that Urban is eager to wait that long to sort out his WR situation.  The "tied with West Virginia" stuff might be a joke, it might be serious, but with Elder and Timmons coming next weekend as well as Gibson, my guess is that Urban will know his 2013 WR corps before they leave.

buckeye76BHop's picture

I was about to say something very similar to this AHH.  I'm not sure but Gibson might not want to keep playing the hard to get chick at the dance.  Sometimes those girls go home alone...or with someone they didn't originally intend to...just saying (unfortunately that someone in second place was usually me...but any get my point...I hope;-)

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avail31678's picture

Saw that Gibson ran a 10-something 100, and a 21-something 200 in track.  Get him a Buckeye uniform STAT!  The amount of potential weapons we are going to have on offense this year, and especially in the next year or two, is astounding.  If a decent percentage of these guys pan out, the defenses we face won't know who to cover. 

cinserious's picture

I feel like with quick's scholly opening up we definately grab up dontre wilson! I know he's an 'athelete' and we already have jalin marshall but that's one more speedster weapon that would certainly get some touches (many of which go for TD's).

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abrahajc's picture

no doubt, cleveland heights has an excellent track team year in year out, how about that kid in the AA game that ran a 10.3 hundred?

buckeyebart's picture

Who ran a 10.3 ???

abrahajc's picture

Thomas tyner, kid from Oregon. I couldn't believe it either but I just checked and it's true

LouGroza's picture

Saw somewhere today he is meeting or talking with OSU coaches tonight. They may lay out the agenda for him and how it will be and the way he views things could possibly change. 

BuckeyePride's picture

I hope we can lock him up now, so there is no guessing come signing day

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OSBuckeye222's picture

definite push off on Gibson, even the commentators were shocked they called it on the defense lol

OSBuckeye222's picture

Hope he commits though!

farmerbuck's picture

I think he will be a buckeye. In state and OSU has lead the entire time.

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Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

2 things:
1) Pinstripe Bowl
2) Geno Smith is leaving 
Gibson will be a Buckeye 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

I read this as Gene Smith is leaving, and got very excited. Then I re-read, realized that it is still before 6 am, and I haven't had my coffee. Darn.

gwalther's picture

Dude does not sound as intelligent as Trey Johnson and Mike Mitchell. #worry

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gwalther's picture

Interesting I got pounded with downvotes when Gibson--in that video--didn't come across nearly as well-spoken as Elliott, Johnson, and Mitchell. 

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1stYrBuckIClub's picture

We know he's had grade issues... Just because he's not on the debate team doesn't mean he can't be a great Buckeye or a great kid...

Jhesse17's picture

Those were the defnition of unnecessary downvotes. 

poop's picture

That was the definition of an unecessary comment. Talking with a camera in your face isn't easy, especially at that age.

Jhesse17's picture

OK, but the grade issues are well documented with this kid. It's not unfair to question this kid's intelligence. 

andyb's picture

Bad grades are also not an indication of someones lack of intelligence. Usually more an effort thing. I can understand being frustrated with effort especially when it means the difference between a free ride to a top rate institution and Juco, but again intelligence is below the belt IMO.

andyb's picture

I didn't downvote because I can't, but it's not really cool to attack someone's intelligence based on the way they talk in an interview. Just because he doesn't sound or speak in the same way you do does not mean he's not intelligent. 

buckeyedude's picture

I didn't down vote anyone(I rarely, if ever do), but you make a really good point, AndyB. Some people are horrible at public speaking. Some people just get nervous, and the tongue gets tied. Thankfully I don't have a job where I have to do any public speaking, because I suck at it.  So although he may have not sounded like a Rhodes Scholar, he could end up being one of the best kids to wear the S&G. You never know.



captain obvious's picture

no worries we can get Cardale Jones to tutor him and he aint coming to tOSU to play school noway

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BlazeTheBuckeye's picture

He will be a buckeye the west v talk is just lip service his mentor laughed when I mentioned it to him the other day 

Hardly home but always reppin

dmurder's picture

We need him to help stretch the defense. Just hope he gets his grades or scores in order. I really don't see this kid going anywhere other than the buckeyes!

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Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

The staff was meeting with him tonight... Asking for a commit or setting up details for his official this month? 

UncleBuck's picture

It must be difficult dealing with the constant questions regarding his grades. Overall, I think he has handled the situation with class. Hope he's a Buckeye, but best of luck to him whatever he decides.

abrahajc's picture

love when local talent goes to Columbus.  would have loved J. Quick, but good luck to him, now I assume we lock in on Gibson and he makes the trip down I 71 

urbanmdg's picture

He will commit...2013. Will. Be. Awesome!

Go Buckeyes

buckeyebart's picture

Gibson and Wilson would be great additions. These guys are play makers and will have a chance with Marshall to do big things in the URBSHERMAN offense,

Nkohl13's picture

I think he knows where he's going. I wouldn't be suprised if he was a silent commit and just waiting until signing day to create buzz.

okiebuck's picture

If as he says the grades are solid, why prolong it until NSD?? I'm hoping he's not a showboat type or worse; a drama queen. We had one of those not long ago in Ray Small....really Small.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Dougger's picture

i read on the mitchell story that urban may have asked mike to wait until the AA game to announce for the publicity. maybe the same instance here? highly doubt it, just a thought

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