Posted by Jeff Borzello
It didn’t take long for Sterling Gibbs to end his recruitment this time around.
Gibbs, the former Maryland signee who received a release from his letter-of-intent last week, took a visit to Texas this past weekend and saw all he needed.
The 6-foot-1 point guard is headed to the Longhorns, he announced on Twitter Monday night..
Ashton Gibbs told CBSSports.com his brother also considered Connecticut, UCLA, Louisville and Seton Hall, in addition to Maryland.
The Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) product is a very good player at both ends of the floor, and has developed into an impact point guard over the past couple of seasons. Gibbs can shoot the ball consistently from behind the arc and also makes plays for himself and teammates when driving into the lane.
The chance for immediate playing time must have been attractive to Gibbs, who will team with fellow freshman Myck Kabongo and returnee J’Covan Brown in Rick Barnes’ backcourt. Barnes needs to replace his entire perimeter, namely NBA draft early-entries Jordan Hamilton and Cory Joseph, and Big 12 defensive player of the year Dogus Balbay.
Gibbs joins a recruiting class that includes Kabongo, guards Sheldon McClellan and Julien Lewis, and forwards Jonathan Holmes and Kevin Thomas.