If there was ever a question regarding how Shelton Gibson (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights) felt about Ohio State, the ESPN 300 wide receiver put an end to lingering doubts Sunday.
The Buckeyes have long been Gibson’s top choice, but the atmosphere from Saturday’s Ohio State-Nebraska game put the Buckeyes over the top for the 5-foot-11, 173-pound Gibson, who is ranked 196th in the nation.
“It would mean a lot to go to Ohio State,” Gibson said. “I’ve always said O State is my No. 1. I’ll hold off on a decision for now, but they’re my No. 1 school.”
Gibson has made it clear he loves the offense Urban Meyer runs and can see himself fitting perfectly in the scheme. That statement was confirmed with the 4.48 40-yard dash speed he showed off in July at Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights camp.
But Saturday’s 63-38 win by the Buckeyes over Nebraska wasn’t just about the victory as it was the accouterments Ohio State brings to the table in big games.
“The intensity was crazy,” Gibson said. “When I walked in, it was super packed. It was real hype. That was a lot of fun. Seeing Nebraska go up a touchdown and three points, to come back and step on their throats and not let them breathe anymore, it was just crazy.”
Gibson, who has made five trips to Ohio State already, said he’d like to take in the Michigan game on Nov. 24, but indicated his Cleveland Heights team will be in the playoffs.
With three weeks left in the regular season, the Tigers are 6-1. Their lone loss came to Euclid in Week 6.