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WATCH: Four-star WR Jayden Gibson to make college commitment live Wednesday on CBS Sports HQ

WATCH: Four-star WR Jayden Gibson to make college commitment live Wednesday on CBS Sports HQ

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Jayden Gibson, a four-star wide receiver prospect in the Class of 2022, will announce his college commitment live Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. ET on CBS Sports HQ. You can watch the announcement live in the video at the top of this page, on the CBS Sports App or via your connected device (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV). 

Gibson has narrowed his college choices down to Baylor, Miami, Florida, South Carolina and Arkansas. The 247Sports Crystal Ball has him leaning toward Gainesville to join Dan Mullen’s Gators program.  He’s tabbed as the No. 170 overall player in the Class of 2022 and the 26th-ranked wide receiver prospect. The 6-foot-5, 185-pounder from West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida, also plays basketball and runs track.

Andrew Ivins, southeast recruiting analyst for 247Sports, provided this scouting report on Gibson.

“Tall and skinny. Over 6-foot-4 making him one of the bigger wide receivers in the 2022 cycle,” Ivins wrote. “A true big-play threat that’s going to often times get second and third looks from quarterbacks because of his size and catch radius. Relatively coordinated athlete for someone with longer limbs. Has greatly improved how he releases at the line of scrimmage over the past 12 months. Tends to play a bit high at times, but understands how to attack and stack cornerbacks. Tracks the ball better than most once it’s in the air and is competitive at the catch point. Ran a ton of vertical routes as a junior, which didn’t provide many catch-and-run opportunities

“Was featured, however, as a return man on special teams and has also shown on the 7-on-7 circuit that he can weave his way through traffic while trying to work his way up the field. Will need to add functional strength as that will not only help him beat a press at the next level, but also block college-sized defenders. Must also get better at sinking his hips. Natural physical traits make him one of the more intriguing wideouts to come out of the Sunshine State in recent memory. Has progressed greatly in a short amount of time, but far from a finish product. Has the chance to develop into a multi-year contributor at Power 5 level and potentially a WR1 type if he keeps the right mindset and is able to add some mass to his lanky frame.”

Gibson had 32 catches for 744 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior last season while leading his West Orange to the 8A state playoffs.