And the Tigers have also landed one of the better in-state players in the Class of 2011, OL Shaq Anthony of Wren High in
While Watson was already a known quantity, Clemson and everyone else were impressed with Gibson at Hargrave’s recent winter combine, and the offers began pouring in.
Gibson measured 6-foot-6 and 296 pounds while running a 4.77-second 40-yard dash. He bench-pressed 225 pounds 23 times.
He picked Clemson over earlier offers from Virginia Tech and
Watson, already highly thought-of, cancelled his last official visit—scheduled for
He’s 6-5 and 260 pounds, and could play either defensive end or defensive tackle in college. Clemson, though, needs DTs.
Watson had already visited
Anthony, who is 6-5 and 255 pounds, also had early offers from
Clemson now has 20 commitments for 2010, and five for 2011.
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