Gibbs hearing from the Florida Gators a lot

The Florida Gators didn’t sign a high school running back in 2020 but the Gators are hoping to change that in 2021 and 2022.

One of the Gators top targets for 2022 is running back Terrance Gibbs (6-0, 190, Oviedo, FL. The Master’s Academy) who says he talks to two coaches a lot from the Gators.

“They’re recruiting me hard,” Gibbs said on how hard Florida is recruiting him. “I talk to Coach [Greg] Knox and Coach Jamar [Chaney] the most from Florida.”

Running backs coach Greg Knox has been talking to Gibbs about what he needs to do in order to be ready for college.

“He talks to me through my coach mainly,” he said on his talks with Knox. “He just tells me to keep working hard in the gym and in the classroom and the Gators think highly of me.”

Knox has also explained to Gibbs just what the Gators like about his game and why they want him in Gainesville.

“He says that I’m a great runner,” Gibbs said on how Knox thinks he fits into the Gators offense. “I have a lot of power, speed and great vision. They would love for me to be in their backfield.”

Recruiting assistant Jamar Chaney has also talked to Gibbs about staying focused and be ready for the next level.

“To stay on track, focus on your body and stay healthy,” he said on the message from Chaney. “He says I’m a great athlete and there is always room for improvement no matter what level of football you play on.”

Gibbs has visited Florida several times and he says he has built a good relationship with the Gators coaches already.

“They’re great, they’re like family to me,” Gibbs said on his relationship with the coaches. “They know how to make you feel at home and I feel like I can talk to them about anything.”

The 2022 running back admits that he has high interest in the Gators and he likes several things about Florida.

“I like Florida,” he said on his interest in Florida. “I like the coaches, their relationship with the players and I like the program and the culture they have.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Gibbs says Ohio State, Michigan, Mississippi State, Miami, South Carolina, Texas and Penn State are also recruiting him hard.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.