ORLANDO, Fla. -- Five-star athlete DeAngelo Gibbs will be making his final college decision at the Under Armour All-America Game on ESPN, Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. ET.
The the 10th-rnaked player in the ESPN 300 will make his selection between a final five of Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee.
“It’s just the emotions, the feelings I got with those schools,” Gibbs said of his final five schools. “It’s pretty much just how I felt at those schools and the way the coaches treated me, talked to me and the opportunities I have at those schools is really why those schools are my top schools.”
The Loganville, Georgia, native has taken notice of Georgia’s third-ranked recruiting class, which consists of three five-stars commitments. Gibbs, however, says he feels no pressure to commit to the in-state Bulldogs.
“No pressure at all,” Gibbs said. “At the end of the day it’s my decision, even though they have been picking up a lot of great guys, there’s no pressure on me. It’s my decision. If I want to go there -- then fine -- I’ll go there, if not, then on to the next."
Despite not feeling the pressure to attend Georgia, Gibbs admits the Georgia recruits have been relentless in their pursuit of the second-ranked athlete in the country.
“Hard is not the word. They are coming at me extremely hard,” said of the Georgia commits. “That’s their job, that’s what they are supposed to do. If I were committed to a school, I would want to go after a player that I thought was pretty good.”
When Sunday rolls around, Gibbs said his decision will come down to five factors.
“Really, it’s going to be about my position coach, how can I fit in their system, opportunity, how do I relate with the team, and do I have a feel for their campus, location and school.
“I have my mind made up already. They just fit in with the five factors I was really focusing on. Every one of those factors was checked off. My family knows and they are on board with my decision.”