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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Coach weighs in on Gibson's OSU visit

By Brad Bournival

Sunday’s official visit to Ohio State ended without a commitment from Shelton Gibson (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights).

Are the Buckeyes still in the mix?

“Absolutely.”

Those were the words of his high school coach Jeff Rotsky, who was in Columbus, Ohio with the ESPN 300 wide receiver over the weekend.

“I think it was an excellent visit,” Rotsky said. “They got to see a lot and do a lot and be around a lot of the players. He enjoyed it.”

That said, Gibson still hasn’t made up his mind and might go until national signing day before he announces his choice. He also might take his two remaining official visits, though he doesn’t know where just yet according to Rotsky.

Ohio State is still very much on his radar, however.

A little over a week ago, Gibson said West Virginia and Ohio State were his leaders with Kentucky and Tennessee in the mix.

Since that time, Arkansas and Louisville are among some of the teams that have inquired about him after a solid showing at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

This weekend he was hosted by former Cleveland Heights teammate and current Buckeyes offensive tackle Kyle Dodson.

“Coach [Urban] Meyer and I preach similar stuff about family and what’s important in life,” Rotsky said. “He’s met some unbelievable people in this process.”

As a senior, the 5-foot-11, 173-pound Gibson made 60 catches for 945 yards and scored 11 touchdowns.