Some recruits opt for extravagant National Signing Day announcements. Others, like Florida safety Billy Gibson, simply send in their Letter of Intent.
The Ducks announced that they had signed Gibson, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, in a tweet early Wednesday morning. According to 247Sports, which ranked Gibson the No. 65 safety in the county, Gibson picked the Ducks over offers from Louisiana Tech, Miami, Nebraska, USF, Syracuse, Wisconsin and others.
ESPN ranked Gibson the No. 42 safety nationally and 11th overall prospect in Florida.
Gibson didn’t share his National Signing Day plans on social media; Oregon simply announced his signing in a Tweet. The Oregonian wrote that he was “one of the prime suspects for a silent commit.”
— Oregon Football (@oregonfootball) February 1, 2017
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Gibson will bolster Oregon’s defensive National Signing Day haul. He was the sixth Letter of Intent announced by the program on Wednesday, joining Daewood Davis (Florida), Darrian Felix (Florida), Bruce Judson (Florida), Demetri Bruch (Florida) and Rutger Reitmaier (Tennessee).
Here are some of Gibson’s highlights: