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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
CSU, UNM offers for Teriyon Gipson

By Damon Sayles

Through nine games, Class of 2013 running back Teriyon Gipson (Dallas/Kimball) has rushed for 1,454 yards and 17 touchdowns. He averages 9.5 yards per carry.

Gipson’s playmaking ability is evident when he steps on the field. For whatever reason, though, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior was playing each game searching for his first offer. Tuesday night, Gipson earned not one but two offers, as Colorado State and New Mexico both extended scholarships.

“Man,” a very happy Gipson said. “It feels good. I can just relax now and not worry about it anymore. It was hard seeing everyone else get offers, but I finally got two.”

Gipson said he found out Colorado State was interested in him last week. He was offered by co-defensive coordinator Marty English. He picked up the Colorado State offer late Tuesday. Minutes later, New Mexico joined the race. Offensive line coach Jason Lenzmeier extended the Lobos' offer.

Gipson said he will do his research on both programs. He knew a little about Colorado State because of his brother Tashaun Gipson, who plays cornerback at Wyoming.

“My brother played Colorado State every year. That’s a big rivalry game,” Gipson said. “I know they’ve got a bunch of new coaches at Colorado State. I think they run the spread. We run the spread at my high school, so that should be good for me.”

Gipson balances speed, elusiveness and a will to get the extra yard on every carry. He’s been clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.4 seconds.

Other programs interested in Gipson are SMU, Louisiana-Monroe, Washington State and Arizona State. Gipson said he will visit SMU on Saturday for the Mustangs’ home game against Southern Mississippi.