There will be one last burst of star power for Georgia’s last official visit weekend in 2016.
Let’s call it 4-star power.
DawgNation has learned from a source close to the decision that priority recruit DeAngelo Gibbs will take his final official visit to Georgia. Gibbs will not be airlifted to Athens on Saturday night or anything, but the December graduate will give Georgia the last college visit before he makes his decision.
It will take quite an effort on his part.
The Grayson High senior will compete in the Georgia High School Association Class 7A state championship game against Roswell late Saturday night. That game should extend until 10:30 p.m. at the earliest.
There is also the logistical matter of post-game ceremonies, finishing his season with his Rams and then getting back to Grayson.
The nation’s No. 3 safety prospect will trek to Athens with his family for his final official visit on Sunday morning.
It will be a day trip.
Gibbs speculated earlier this week about whether or not he would even take the visit. He’d previously taken official visits to Alabama and Auburn.
The nation’s No. 41 overall prospect will take that last trip before the NCAA dead period comes down at midnight on Monday.
Alabama coach Nick Saban thought enough of Gibbs to land a helicopter on the 50-yard line at Grayson field on Thursday afternoon. hat was prior to his in-home visit.
This visit is crucial because it will be his last contact with coaches until the recruiting window opens back up on Jan. 11. The Under Armour All-American will already be enrolled in college by then.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder told DawgNation this week he still plans to share his decision on Jan. 1 at the Under All-American game. He also said he has not reached a final decision.
What does Gibbs mean to the class? DawgNation rates as the second-most important undecided recruit for Georgia in this cycle.