Salem Star Commits to Hokies!

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The 2006 Beach district Defensive Player of the Year plans to sign a letter of intent with Virginia Tech in February of 2008. Today, Salem (Virginia Beach, VA) star LB Lyndell Gibson pledged his verbal commitment to the Hokies.

“Yes, sir,” Gibson replied when asked if he had committed to Virginia Tech. “I told [the Virginia Tech coaches] yesterday, but I talked it over with my coaches today and it became official.”

Gibson very much enjoyed his Virginia Tech camp experience this past Saturday. It was an experience that solidified his decision.

“I was thinking about committing [at the camp],” Gibson said. “I was wondering if I should do it. I just took a few days to think it over. I decided to go ahead and do it. Now, I can just focus on my grades and playing football. It is like a burden has been lifted.”

Virginia Tech turned out to be a comfortable situation for Gibson.

“I chose Virginia Tech because of the environment, the atmosphere and because the coaches make you feel like family,” Gibson said. “It was based on where I felt like I wanted to go and where I can go that will be lesser travel for my parents. Plus, I love the style of football.”

At 5-11, 220-pounds, Gibson is known for his tackling ability and crushing hits. He is an intimidator on the field and he is productive, as he tallied 108 tackles including 14 sacks last season as a junior. He looks forward to doing the same at Virginia Tech.

“I’m going to love it,” Gibson said of playing linebacker at Virginia Tech. He is being recruited to play the mike position. “I can’t wait. I think I can do it just like I do it down here. I’ll just get after the ball carrier.”

Gibson becomes the 8th high school senior to commit to Virginia Tech for the 2008 recruiting class. Academically, he was not exactly sure of his GPA but says he is in good shape.