Five-star running back Jerrick Gibson to visit Texas

Texas is set to host five-star running back Jerrick Gibson at its junior day event on campus next weekend.

247Sports composite lists Gibson as the No. 1 running back prospect in the nation and the No. 10 overall player in the 2024 cycle. He has 25 offers from some of the premier programs across the country, including Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.

Gibson is an elite athlete with breakaway speed and strength, making him a tough guy to tackle. He transferred to IMG Academy ahead of his junior season where he found himself the starting running back.

Steve Sarkisian is building a strong resume when it comes to developing running backs. He served as the play-caller for two of the last three Doak Walker Award winners. It is no question Sarkisian values the running back role in his offense.

Texas is looking to land back-to-back five-star running backs from the state of Florida. The Longhorns signed five-star Cedric Baxter as part of their 2023 recruiting class.

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