Georgia recently extended an offer to West Orange (Winter Garden, Fla.) wide receiver Jayden Gibson. That offer has the Bulldogs inside the four-star pass catcher’s top group according to a tweet from his personal account on Wednesday.
Gibson released a top eight of Auburn, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, South Carolina, and Tennessee. In a telephone interview with 247Sports’ recruiting analyst Andrew Ivins, Gibson revealed why the Bulldogs made the cut despite offering just a few days ago.
At 6-foot-4 185 pounds, Gibson is the nation’s No. 225 overall prospect and No. 35 wide receiver per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. He’s also the No. 25 player in the Sunshine State.
Tall and skinny. Over 6-foot-4 making him one of the bigger wide receivers in the 2022 cycle. A true big-play threat that’s going to often times get second and third looks from quarterbacks because of his size and catch radius. Relatively coordinated athlete for someone with longer limbs. Has greatly improved how he releases at the line of scrimmage over the past 12 months. Tends to play a bit high at times, but understands how to attack and stack cornerbacks. Tracks the ball better than most once it’s in the air and is competitive at the catch point. Ran a ton of vertical routes as a junior, which didn’t provide many catch-and-run opportunities. Was featured, however, as a return man on special teams and has also shown on the 7-on-7 circuit that he can weave his way through traffic while trying to work his way up the field. Will need to add functional strength as that will not only help him beat a press at the next level, but also block college-sized defenders. Must also get better at sinking his hips. Natural physical traits make him one of the more intriguing wideouts to come out of the Sunshine State in recent memory. Has progressed greatly in a short amount of time, but far from a finish product. Has the chance to develop into a multi-year contributor at Power 5 level and potentially a WR1 type if he keeps the right mindset and is able to add some mass to his lanky frame. — Andrew Ivins
The Bulldogs have one wideout committed in the 2022 class in De’Nylon Morrissette (North Cobb; Kennesaw, Ga.) They signed two in the 2021 class in Adonai Mitchell and Jackson Meeks. UGA currently has 11 receivers on scholarship and three of them, fourth-year junior Kearis Jackson, junior George Pickens, and redshirt sophomore Dominick Blaylock, will be draft eligible at the conclusion of the 2021 season.
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