Camp Report: Gibson Impresses

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5-11, 220-pound recruit Lyndell Gibson received high praise from Virginia Tech coaches last Saturday, performing well in Tech’s senior camp. It is nothing new for the Salem (Virginia Beach, VA) linebacker, who earned Beach district Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2006.

“Coach Beamer told me he likes the way I play football,” said Gibson, who racked up 108 tackles including 14 sacks in his junior season. “He said I have a real knack for the position. They want me to come on soon. They have many senior linebackers leaving, so it is a great time to come in.”

Gibson heard from most of Virginia Tech’s coaches, but perhaps Coach Bud Foster stood out the most.

“I really liked Coach Foster,” Gibson said. “He was really nice. He said he really liked the way I play football.”

Gibson feels just as good about Virginia Tech, which is the top school on his list and his only official offer to this point. Many other 1A programs are showing serious interest, though, and he will likely visit a few of those schools before making a commitment.

“I’m going to think about it,” Gibson said of his decision. “I’ll check out some other schools like Penn State and N.C. State.

“Virginia Tech’s coaches told me to think about them and I told them they are my favorite school. I will decide before my senior season starts.”

Gibson plans on attending several more college camps this month. He will head to ECU for a passing league and Penn State for the team camp. No other camps have been set at this time.


According to other prospects, Gibson certainly did show well on Saturday. He recognized one prospect in particular that stood out against him on one-on-one drills.

“[Western Branch running back] Hykeem Brodie performed really good,” Gibson acknowledged.

Brodie, a 5-11, 195-pound prospect, rushed for 700 yards last season as a junior.

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