Gibson Claims Offer, Ready for Camp

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Perhaps the hardest hitting defensive prospect in the state in the 2008 recruiting class, Salem (Virginia Beach, VA) linebacker Lyndell Gibson will be in Blacksburg this weekend for Virginia Tech’s senior camp. The 5-11, 220-pound junior is anxious to participate, especially since he already claims an offer from the Hokies.

“I got a written offer [from Virginia Tech],” Gibson said. “I think it came a few weeks ago.”

Gibson was excited to receive the offer, his first written scholarship offer so far. Many other programs have expressed interest.

“I liked it,” Gibson said of the Virginia Tech offer. “That’s my top school. I like the style of play and the tradition of football. I’m looking forward to getting there for camp.”

In addition to the trip to Virginia Tech, Gibson plans to attend camp at Marshall and East Carolina, respectively. He also plans to accompany his team to Penn State on June 24th for a team camp. Other schools may not matter after this weekend, though.

“I might make one this weekend,” Gibson said of a verbal commitment.

The Beach district Defensive Player of the Year his junior season, Gibson finished the 2006 season with 108 tackles including 14 sacks. He says he is being recruited by Virginia Tech to play the Mike linebacker position.

He will not head to Blacksburg alone. He will be joined by his coaches as well as fellow rising senior Tyheem Lawton, an ATH transfer from Kentucky. Top running back prospect Kevin Whaley will not make the trip in favor of taking the ACT on Saturday.