DeAngelo Gibbs won the Georgia High School Association’s Class 7A football title on Saturday, and now the attention turns to his future.
With the high school season out of the way, the question now becomes: Where will the nation’s No. 3 safety be playing college football next season?
The answer to that question became clearer on Sunday as the Grayson High School (Loganville, Ga.) product released a top 5 of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn and Florida.
Thanks to everyone who recruited me but it's now narrowed down. Commitment 1/1/17 #Hercules
— Deangelo Gibbs (@TheHercules8) December 12, 2016
The list of favorites comes on the heels of Gibbs’ official visit to Georgia. The 6-foot-2, 204-pound prospect has been to Athens a dozen times given the proximity (Athens is a 45-minute drive from Loganville), but the Bulldogs received the 4-star prospect’s final official visit.
“It is nothing I can see,” Gibbs told DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell of the visit. “It is what I can hear.”
Gibbs’ only other two official visits were to Alabama on Oct. 22 for the Texas A&M game and Auburn on Dec. 3.
Alabama appears to be the Bulldogs’ biggest competition for the state of Georgia’s No. 4 overall prospect. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban recently took a helicopter to see Gibbs at Grayson High.
As it stands right now, Gibbs is considered a Georgia lean with 88 percent of recruiting analysts pegging him to the Bulldogs, according to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball rankings.
Gibbs is set to commit at the Under Armour All-American Game on Jan. 1.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.