3-Star S Billy Gibson Decommits From Miami Hurricanes

Three-star safety Billy Gibson has decommitted from the Miami Hurricanes, leaving Mark Richt’s team with 18 players in the 2017 recruiting class.

The first week of the new year ended on a bit of a down note for coach Mark Richt’s Miami program when 3-star safety Billy Gibson decommitted from the Hurricanes.

“I would like to thank the whole University of Miami coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play for them, but I’m now announcing that I’m de-committing from University of Miami and will be opening my options! And I will not be taking any calls at this moment. Please respect my decision,” he wrote.

A South Florida native, Gibson had been committed to Miami since February 2016. However, at this time he looks like a legitimate threat to pack his bags for, quite literally, the opposite end of the country: Oregon. While still at USF, Willie Taggart offered Gibson in late November. After moving locations to Eugene, Taggart then extended a new offer on December 19.

Gibson’s primary recruiter from Oregon is Keith Heyward, under whom, while at USC, the likes of Su’a Cravens and Josh Shaw reached the NFL, and Adoree Jackson and Cameron Smith thrived.

Gibson’s decommitment leaves Miami with 18 players in the 2017 recruiting class. Gibson is ranked as the No. 9 safety in the state of Florida and the nation’s No. 88 safety overall.

Note: All rankings, ratings, photo courtesy of Scout

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