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Nearly 200 prospects made their way to TCU's campus on Saturday to participate in the first ever camp for the Frogs under the lights of Amon G. Carter stadium.
The camp was loaded with athletes who tested well and had impressive performances at their respective position on the night.
One athlete who made a big impression was Dallas Prime Prep Academy prospect Christian Gibson. The 6-foot, 190-pounder quickly caught the attention of the coaches after running one of the fastest forties of the day with a 4.42. Gibson also turned in an impressive 4.2 in the shuttle.
Working at both receiver and defensive back, Gibson was easy to spot as he competed in various drills on both sides of the ball. When it came time for one-on-one's, Gibson performed well working as a safety with several pass break ups.
Gibson felt like he performed well in front of the TCU coaches.
"I feel like I did alright because I've been playing receiver and most schools want me as a DB (defensive back) and today was my first DB work and I think I did pretty good," he said. "The coaches said I did pretty good, they just told me not to stop my feet sometimes but they said I was finishing and said just off of raw ability and athleticism."
Gibson transferred to Prime Prep in the spring after spending most of his high school career at White Settlement Brewer. Gibson played quarterback for the Bears, rushing for 1,035 yards and 12 scores in the run-heavy offense.
Surprisingly, Gibson holds just one offer at the moment but several schools are giving him a close look. If he performs at additional camps like he did at TCU, more offers are surely to come.
"I have one offer from Illinois State and Vanderbilt is showing interest but they said with them it's a slow process but they're going to offer within a week or two," he said. "Colorado State also said the same thing and SMU also wants to offer. UTSA also wants to offer; they want me as a DB. The majority want me to play defensive back."
TCU has shown recent interest in Gibson, who has lived in Ft. Worth all of his life. To no surprise, the Frogs are at the top of his wish list, especially after interacting with the coaches on Saturday.
"I like the Frogs a lot and I've actually stayed less than half a mile away ever since I was in kindergarten so they've always been on the top of my list," Gibson said. "The coaches were great and they acknowledged my parents and made them feel comfortable as well."
Regardless of what position TCU recruits Gibson for; he feels he could make a contribution on offense or defense.
"I feel like wherever they need me I can adapt and be a contributor to the team," he said.
Up next for Gibson are a few more camp stops in hopes of impressing more coaches .