Virginia gains commitment from Georgia high school all-time leading receiver Gibson

By Jerry Ratcliffe


The state of Georgia’s all-time leading receiver has committed to Tony Elliott’s Virginia program.

Jaden Gibson, a 6-foot-1, 3-star prospect from Rabun County High School in Tiger, Ga., chose the Cavaliers over offers from Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee State, Army, Dartmouth, Richmond and others. He is rated the No. 156 overall prospect in the state of Georgia by 247Sports composite.

Gibson broke two state high school records this season, one of them a coveted mark set by state prep legend Stan Rome in 1973. Gibson broke Rome’s mark of most career receiving yards, 4,537, for Rabun County. He also broke Travis Hunter’s record set in 2021 of most career touchdown receptions with 49.

As a junior, Gibson hauled in 86 catches for 1,878 yards (a 21.8-yard average per catch) and 19 TDs for the Class AA program. He also had 57 receptions as a sophomore for 931 yards and eight TDs.

Gibson, who had previously committed to Georgia Southern, was a chief target for former Rabun County 4-star quarterback Gunner Stockton, who is now a Georgia Bulldog.

For a list of UVA’s commitments for the recruiting class of 2023, see below.