Wednesday, February 1, 2012

John Gibson

Fr., DB, 5-10, 175, Missouri City, Texas (Marshall HS)
A well-rounded, aggressive defender who excelled at cornerback at the prep level … Rated by ESPN in the Athlete class, where they put him as the No. 105-rated prospect in the nation … Was a 1st-Team All-District selection as a senior, as well as being named his team’s Co-MVP, and the team’s Offensive MVP … Grabbed a pair of interceptions on defense for Marshall in 2011 and also caught 28 passes for 420 yards and 9 touchdowns, while he also threw for one score and ran a punt and a kickoff back for touchdowns … Made 20 tackles as a junior and broke up 7 passes … Numbers were limited during his junior year, as he missed five games after transferring from Sharpstown High School, where he made 90 tackles, 9 interceptions and 7 pass deflections over two seasons … A speedster who also excels in track, was part of 4x100-meter relay teams which placed 1st (2011) and 2nd (2009) in Junior Olympic competitions, and he also placed 5th individually in the 400-meter run in the 2009 Junior Olympics … High school coach – James Williams … Parents – Kendrick Williams & Don Pickens … Lists hobbies as playing basketball and hanging out with family and friends … Plans to study business at Mizzou… Chose Mizzou over Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, San Diego State and Indiana, among others … Cited the personal touch of Mizzou’s coaches, as well as the football program’s impressive graduation rate as major reasons for coming to MU.