Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech defensive lineman Kenton Gibbs confirmed with 247Sports that he committed to N.C. State on Wednesday morning.
The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Gibbs cited defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen and strength coach Jason Veltkamp as the reasons for his pledge. He also had a strong relationship with his recruiter Eddie Faulkner.
Gibbs took his official visit to N.C. State this past weekend.
“It was just the right fit and everything came together right,” Gibbs said.”
Previously committed to Illinois, Gibbs also had offers from the likes of Cincinnati, Indiana, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin.
Gibbs has been a three-year starter at Cass Tech and helped lead the program to two-straight state championships, the first two in school history.
“N.C. State is getting a hard working dedicated young man,” Cass Tech head coach Tom Wilcher said. “He shows leadership. He shows how to demonstrate skills kids need to be successful, and also shows discipline to be successful on and off the field.”
On the field, Gibbs was a terror for the Technicians.
“Creating havoc on defense and getting pancakes on offense,” Wilcher said.
Gibbs had a visit scheduled for Pittsburgh this weekend but says he won’t take it.