Last week, class of 2015 offensive tackle Bryce Gibbs of Wellington High School (OH) became the third lineman, and sixth overall prospect to give the Kent State coaching staff a verbal pledge so far this recruiting cycle.
"I told Coach Treadwell, my recruiter that I really like Kent State, and that I would love to go there. It's the perfect size, and it was something that I really wanted to be a part of." The 6'5 285 pound, Gibbs said to Hustle Belt.
"Once I told coach, he was excited, and really happy to have me join their family."
More of a under the radar type of recruit, Gibbs, who could play either tackle or guard, wasn't heavily pursued by many college programs, and selected Kent State over the chance to suit up for Youngstown State, and Lake Erie College, after building a strong bond with Paul Haynes, Treadwell, and the rest of the Golden Flashes staff throughout the recruiting process.
"What really separated Kent from other schools was that I really connected with the coaches before I had even been to camp. I really like Kent State's campus, and coaching staff. I really enjoyed their camp, and had fun with it." Said, Gibbs.
"When I think of Kent State, to me, fast and physical football comes to mind."
As a junior for Wellington, Gibbs was named First Team All-Conference, All-County, and Second Team All-District.
Get a small glimpse at what Bryce Gibbs will add to to the Flashes roster next season with these highlights from Hudl: