The Florida Gators are looking to add two running backs to the Class of 2022 and this weekend they hosted one of their top targets on campus.
Running back Terrance Gibbs (6-0, 190, Winter Park, FL. High) was on campus for the second time this month and he says he was able to see more stuff this weekend.
“It has been good,” Gibbs said of his official visit. “I came on an unofficial visit, but I got to see more stuff, look at the academics and see what the school has to offer. Everything was really a highlight. The coaches make me feel important regardless of if there’s a lot of guys here or not. I had a good time.”
Gibbs was hosted by a current player from the same area as him and was able to learn more about the Gators from him.
“It was good, I knew him before,” he said on having Ethan Pouncey as his host. “It was good to come back and see him and see how it is as a student athlete.”
A new thing the coaching staff has added to the weekend this year is a players panel were the coaches leave the room and allow the players to answer questions from the prospects and that was something Gibbs enjoyed.
“The player panel is good,” Gibbs said of the players question and answer session with the recruits. “You get an opportunity to talk to the players and see what it’s really like here.”
Running backs coach Greg Knox watched film with Gibbs this weekend and showed him how he would fit into the Gators offense.
“We watched some film and seeing what I can do coming out of the backfield,” he said of his time with the coaches. “Seeing what the NFL looks at and what they will implant here to be successful in the NFL. The fact that I can catch, and they like to move their running backs out into one-on-one coverages and stuff like that, it will take that to my advantage.”
Now that his Florida official is over, Gibbs says the Gators are still on top and he plans to announce a decision soon.
“Late June, Florida is still in the lead and stuff like that,” Gibbs said on when he will commit. “Just them being consistent, staying on me, and keeping in touch with me. It most definitely crossed mine [committing this weekend].”
INSIDERS TAKE: Gibbs says LSU is behind Florida in his recruitment, but Florida is his leader.