Gibson bonding with coaches

Gibson bonding with coaches

A few schools stand out to Kyle Gibson, but he's keeping his list of favorites fluid for now. The 2014 safety hopes to see a handful of programs this summer and said he may commit before his senior season gets started. Get the latest on the three-star safety right here.

Kyle Gibson has offers from Notre Dame, Louisville, UCF, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, UCLA, Michigan State, North Carolina State, South Florida, and more. It's his relationships with coaches at those programs that are setting his favorites apart.

"My favorites, just because of the coaches, right now are UCF, Vanderbilt, and Louisville. That's pretty much it as far as favorites right now," Gibson said.

The Armwood (Seffner, FL) standout recently visited Vanderbilt for the Commodores' spring game and really enjoyed the trip.

"I was surprised by the city, I didn't really know they had as much as they did there," he said.

"I like Vanderbilt for the school a lot, the prestige."

Vanderbilt Wide Receivers Coach Josh Gattis is Gibson's main recruiter for the Commodores. Gibson said he spoke with Gattis and Head Coach James Franklin on the visit.

"They like how I get after the ball and I'm really aggressive. They also pitched the education to me and early playing time," he said.

Gibson is impressed with the Vanderbilt education and likes the opportunity to play early. While neither of those things will make or break his decision, he said they'll both factor in.

Louisville also stands out to the 6-foot, 165-pound safety and he plans to visit this summer.

"I like the program, they're coming up in football and they're moving to the ACC. Other than that, I don't really know a whole lot about the program," he said.

Gibson said he keeps in contact with Louisville Tight Ends Coach Sherrone Moore and DBs Coach Tommy Restivo.

"I talk to them every day or every other day, through Facebook and stuff," Gibson said.

"(They also talk about) early playing time, because both of their safeties are going to the draft, so that's something they pitch to me."

Don't rule out Central Florida for Gibson. He has a great relationship with Knights Defensive Backs Coach Kirk Callahan, son of his Armwood Head Coach, Sean Callahan.

"That was one of my first offers, it was UCF and Vanderbilt, and they've just been staying on us. I'm kind of like closest with their coaching staff, and the school is close to home," Gibson said.

Closeness with the coaching staff will probably be the biggest factor for the junior safety. Academics and early playing time will play a part as well. Gibson plans to do some traveling this summer with his mom and dad and could see himself deciding after that. Stay tuned to FOX Sports NEXT for the latest. Recommended Stories

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