Virginia throws hat in ring for Purdue decommit Gibbs-Lawhorn

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: Montverde Academy Athletics

Virginia has jumped into the mix for recent Purdue decommit Dravyn Gibbs-Lawhorn, a 6-foot-1, 4-star combo guard in the recruiting class of 2023.

Gibbs-Lawhorn, who now plays out of Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla., announced his decommitment from the Boilermakers on Wednesday, but his phone has been blowing up ever since. Ranked the No. 12 combo guard nationally in his class by 247Sports composite, he is in high demand.

“Virginia, Gonzaga and Texas have been my main ones right now,” Gibbs-Lawhorn told “[UVA] was asking what type of playing style that I like and was just trying to get to know me. They were mainly just wondering if they had a shot in recruiting me and I told them yeah, they do.”

Other than the three aforementioned schools contacting him, Villanova, Pitt, Louisville, Indiana, Wake Forest, NC State, Nebraska and others have also reached out.

Gibbs-Lawhorn is from Lafayette, Ind., and committed to the Boilermakers in December. He started his high school career in Lafayette but transferred to Real Salt Lake Academy in November of 2020 after suffering a broken foot. Purdue kept its interest and was the first to offer a scholarship. As a junior, Gibbs-Lawhorn transferred to Montverde.

Check out some of Gibbs-Lawhorn’s recent highlights below: