Hargrave OT Plans VT Official Visit

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Laurence Gibson ‘s recruiting card

6-6, 300-pound offensive tackle Laurence Gibson made his first official visit this past weekend, traveling to Boston College. He has scheduled two other officials, including one to Virginia Tech, and plans an unofficial to Auburn this Friday. The Hargrave Military Academy (VA) standout reflected on the BC experience and discussed his future plans.

Gibson spent this past weekend in Chestnut Hill getting to know the players and talking to students, hoping to get a good feel for the campus.

“I really liked it,” he said. “I felt loved by the players and coaches. It was all pretty good. I’m definitely considering that school.”

Following this Friday’s visit to Auburn for the Alabama game, Gibson plans on taking official visits the first two weekends in December.

“I’ll probably be at Virginia Tech on the 4th and Clemson on the 11th,” Gibson said. “I don’t know yet what I’ll do after that.”

Gibson does not know where else he’ll visit after Clemson, but the plan right now is to take all five official visits. Utah and UTEP have offered and are under consideration, but Michigan, Oregon and Southern Cal are expressing interest as well. All of the schools Gibson has visited or plans to visit have offered, but there is no clear favorite right now.

“The school I choose has to have a good vibe,” Gibson said when asked what he is looking for in the school he chooses. He plans to commit in December and enroll in college in January. “I have to be comfortable there. I have to go somewhere I feel comfortable living at for four or five years, or else I won’t consider going there.”

A talented prospect out of Buena High School in Arizona, Gibson has truly flourished at Hargrave. He entered as a defensive lineman, was quickly moved to offensive tackle and projects as an offensive tackle on the college level. He feels ready for that next level no matter where he goes.

“I’m ready to do anything,” Gibson said. “I know I’ll compete at whatever school I go to. I know I can compete with the athletes there. I know I’m not someone who’ll have to wait until his senior year to play.”