Jay Gibson commits to WKU

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The Western Kentucky football program received a commitment Sunday from Jay Gibson.



Gibson is a 6-foot-5, 235-pound tight end from Chattanooga. Considered a three-star prospect, Gibson reportedly has scholarship offers from WKU, Middle Tennessee, Navy, Charlotte and Air Force, among others.


At The McCallie School this year, Gibson was named all-state in Tennessee’s Division II-AAA. He’s also averaging close to 10 points per game for the MS basketball team.

Dee Gibson, Jay Gibson's great uncle, played tennis for Western Kentucky in 1942-43 and in 1947-48.

Gibson joins running back Garland LaFrance (New Orleans), athletes Kawan Williams (Savannah, Ga.) and Trevez Traynor (Doss High School), quarterback Kevaris Thomas (Lakeland, Fla.), wide receiver Shannon Bishop (Pleasure Ridge Park High School), defensive linemen Nazir Sy (Norcross, Ga.), Tre Leslie (Plantation, Fla.), Roderic Forts (Ellenwood, Ga.) and Depress Schletty (Alpharetta, Ga.), offensive linemen Sam Stovall (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Troy Ingle (Plantation, Fla.) and defensive back Arthur Brathwaite (Miami, Fla.) in the 2018 signing class.

Linebackers Mario Wright (Flossmoor, Ill.) and Trey Urquhart (Kennesaw, Ga), defensive linemen Lichon Terrell (Hogansville, Ga.) and Devin Bell (Goshen, Ala.), wide receivers Russell Brown (Lehigh Acres, Fla.) and Spencer Gaddis (Alpharetta, Ga.), defensive backs Cardavion Myers (Piedmont, Ala.), Malik Occiur (Oakland Park, Fla.) and Jayden Patterson (Lawrenceville, Ga.), running back Gino Appleberry (Atlanta) and offensive lineman Gunner Britton (Conway, S.C.) signed with WKU in December.

— Follow WBKO sportswriter Chad Bishop on Twitter @MrChadBishop