Pitt has done well over the years recruiting wide receivers from Florida and and that’s where one of their latest offers has gone to.
Class of 2022 wide receiver Jayden Gibson (6-foot-5, 180 pounds) from West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida found out Sunday night from Tim Salem that he’d earned an offer from Pitt. Gibson also received word recently that his recruiting profile was raised to three-star status from Rivals.
Pitt joins Maryland, Wake Forest, Florida Atlantic and Florida International as schools that have extended early offers to Gibson.
“I was actually at a hotel this weekend with my family and last night around 6:30 p.m., I got a message from Coach Salem asking me to call him,” said Gibson. “I called him and he told me that him and the wide receivers coach went over my film and told me that they wanted to offer me. He gave me the receivers coaches number and I’m going to give him a call sometime today. Coach told me that my film showed them that I’m a big-time playmaker and that I have really good speed for my size and that they felt as though it was a no-brainer to extend me an offer.”
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— Jayden Gibson (@TheJaydenGibson) November 9, 2020
“I was real happy when he told me because offers like that don’t come around very often. I was very happy that the results I showed this year on the field led me to get this offer. It was also nice that was family was with me when I got the news.”
Recruiting is just getting starting for Gibson as he’s really just starting to get to know coaches and different things about programs that are recruiting him but one of the first thing he found out about Pitt has him impressed.
“I just learned that they are next to the Pittsburgh Steelers and actually practice on the same field as them,” said Gibson. “The other day, Coach Salem had me on the phone and actually stepped outside on the field to show me the Steelers practicing. That was really cool.”
Gibson believes that this offer from Pitt is going to open the eyes and could be the starter for other programs that have been in contact with him to pull the trigger with an offer. Aside from the five programs that have offered, Gibson told PSN that he’s been in contact recently with coaches from Miami, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Cincinnati.
Gibson becomes the 11th wide receiver from Florida in the Class of 2022 to receive an offer from Pitt: 3-star Brian Dilworth (Hollywood), 3-star Travious Lathan (Miami), 3-star Jacolby Spells (Plantation), Tyreak Allen (Manatee), 3-star Rian Black (Rockledge), Joanes Fortilien (Orlando), 3-star Jullian Lewis (Davie), Camron Miller (Fernandian Beach), Devaughn Mortimer (Fort Lauderdale), Xavier Townsend (Tampa).