Georgia lands 5-star defensive end Isaiah Gibson after USC decommitment

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 25 Jun, 2024 at 03:09 AM

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Five-star defensive end Isaiah Gibson committed to Georgia on Monday less than a week after the touted recruit withdrew his original pledge to USC.

The Warner Robins, Ga., native is the No. 17 overall recruit and the top-rated edge rusher in 247Sports' class of 2025 rankings. He committed to USC in March before pulling away last Tuesday.

Gibson recently visited Ohio State, Tennessee and Auburn and also had offers from Texas and Alabama.

The Bulldogs remained keen on the 6-foot-4, 245-pound prospect even after he committed to USC.

Gibson told Dawgs247 that Georgia head coach Kirby Smart texted him "one minute" after he pledged to USC, while other Bulldogs coaches reached out to him, as well.

"Everybody was like they're going to be there until the end," Gibson said.

Gibson is Georgia's third five-star commit from the class of 2025, joining linebacker Zayden Walker (No. 10 recruit) and tight end Elyiss Williams (No. 21).

The Bulldogs' newest defensive end tallied 17 sacks as a junior at Warner Robins High School last fall.

--Field Level Media