Vandy scores ESPN 300 DB Kyle Gibson

Four-star safety Kyle Gibson (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) committed Thursday to play in the SEC for Vanderbilt, according to multiple reports. The ESPN 300 prospect, ranked No. 165 nationally, is now the highest-rated 2014 pledge for the Commodores.

Boston College, Florida State, Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, South Florida, Tennessee, UCF, UCLA, West Virginia and Wisconsin also offered the 6-foot, 169-pound defensive back.

Gibson registered 74 tackles and 4 interceptions during his junior campaign.

This spring, he posted an electronically timed 4.65 40-yard dash, 4.27 20-yard shuttle, 33.9-inch vertical, 28.5-foot power throw and 80.4 SPARQ at a Nike event.

Vanderbilt now has 18 players committed and the No. 25 class, according to ESPN RecruitingNation.