One of the better remaining interior players in the Midwest is now off the board. Power forward Percy Gibson decided to end his recruitment on Sunday evening after being followed all July by college coaches. In the end Gibson wanted to stay close to home, and found the perfect fit for him.
The Dayton Flyers were looking for a physical presence to complement their guard dominated 2010 class, and they got good news when Gibson decided to issue his verbal commitment. The 6-foot-8 and 230 pound lefty likes to do work down low, and just finished a very solid summer for Team Detroit.
In the end it was Dayton's commitment to watching Gibson and recruiting him the right way that led to his commitment.
"It basically just felt like family," said Gibson of his commitment to Dayton. "It was the perfect time."
"It meant a lot that they were watching me," said Gibson. "They were at every game. Even if I had a bad game early they knew I could pick it up and they still watched me."
Gibson feels that he will be able to compete for minutes right away in the Gem City, "Basically as long as I work hard I just feel like I can go in and dominate there."
By committing Gibson becomes the first commitment for the Flyers in the 2011 class. He chose Dayton over offers from Central Michigan, Duquesne, Minnesota, Temple, and USC.