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UPDATE: Early Signing Day: Gipson is official

Ben Wilson’s entrance into the portal opened up a spot for Gipson, and he snatched it up quickly.

Could Jayhvion Gipson line up next to Dee Winters sometime in the next couple of years?
Melissa Triebwasser

Well, that was fast.

Just yesterday, it was announced the TCU linebacker Ben Wilson was entering the transfer portal, opening up an additional scholarship spot in the class of 2021. The Horned Frogs wasted no time in finding a player to fill it, and another linebacker to boot, offering 3* prospect Jayvion Gipson almost immediately.

Gipson, who had been committed to Washington State since July, had a change of heart, decommitting that afternoon and flipping to the Frogs 18 hours later.

It’s been a whirlwind, to say the least.

Gipson is going to be a great fit in Gary Patterson’s defense, and this move makes a ton of sense for both parties. A native of Houston, TX, the 6’1” OLB gets to play closer to home and in a program known for turning unknown prospects into stars, and giving their ‘backers plenty of opportunities to rack up stats and accolades. Gipson has proven he can be productive at the high school level, compiling 56 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and a forced fumble as a junior and had already shattered those marks seven games into his senior season with 68 tackles, 3 1/2 tackles for loss, one sack, and one interception (full season stats were not available). He’s been clocked with 4.7 speed and squats 450 pounds, so needless to say, he’s exactly the kind of athlete the Frogs love to roll out in the middle of the defense.

With more than a dozen offers on the table and more coming in as soon as he backed off from his pledge to Wazzu, Gipson was a prospect on the rise and is a great get late for GP and company. Ranked 77th among senior outside linebackers and No. 188 overall in Texas, Gipson is the tenth commitment for the Frogs in the class of 2021. TCU is expected to sign just 12 freshmen this fall, and all are expected to make it official Wednesday at the start of the early signing period.

Welcome to Funky Town, Jayhvion!

UPDATE: It’s official: