The UK football team picked up a big commitment today. Isaiah Gibson, a defensive tackle from Ohio, selected the Kentucky Wildcats to be his destination next season, according to Reggie Wilson of FOX 45:
Springfield DT Isaiah Gibson commits to @UKFootball! @scsdohCATS pic.twitter.com/GOhQMjrGcL— Reggie Wilson (@ReggieFOX45Now) September 19, 2018
Gibson has since confirmed the news:
Big Blue Nation pic.twitter.com/t6CuXTTsXh— Isaiah Gibson (@IsaiahGibson75) September 20, 2018
Gibson recently trimmed his list of schools to three. In it, he included the Cats along with the Purdue Boilermakers and Wisconsin Badgers. Gibson visited Purdue for a second time just a couple weeks ago, but Jeff Brohm’s final push obviously wasn’t enough to bring Gibson to West Lafayette.
Among the other schools who had offered Gibson included the Georgia Bulldogs, Florida Gators, West Virginia Mountaineers, Syracuse Orange, Louisville Cardinals, Michigan State Spartans and Maryland Terrapins among others.
Gibson is a three-star recruit who’s the 27th-best defensive tackle and 19th-best player from Ohio, according to 247 Sports. However, Gibson also plays on other side of the ball as well. Gibson is also an offensive lineman for Springfield High School.
Gibson had a few comments for 247Sports last week regarding his decision process. He tuned in to the Wildcats two weeks ago when Kentucky ended a 31-year winless streak against the Florida Gators.
“Kentucky just beat Florida, and they said they drained the swamp with that win. Coach Stoops was excited and that was huge for them. I was there on my official a few weeks ago, and it was great. All the coaches and players treated me great. I think I know what school I’m going to pick, but I’m not sure yet. I want to give it some serious thought this weekend.”
Obviously the Wildcats made an impression on the young man, as he is now in the fold for head coach Mark Stoops and the Cats. Gibson becomes the 16th commit for Kentucky class of 2019 and the third-highest ranked player in the class.
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