Four-star defensive back Deangelo Gibbs (Loganville, Ga.) has been one of the top targets for the Vols in the 2017 class for the past couple years.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound safety/athlete, who is the cousin of current Vol Nigel Warrior and the nephew of former Vol Dale Carter, may not be favoring UT at the moment, but the Vols are at least in his top five down the stretch.
Thanks to everyone who recruited me but it's now narrowed down. Commitment 1/1/17 #Hercules
— Deangelo Gibbs (@TheHercules8) December 12, 2016
Alabama and Georgia have been the presumptive favorites for his services for several months, with 247Sports’ Crystal Ball giving the Bulldogs an 88 percent chance of landing the Peach State standout.
The nation’s third-best safety, according to the 247Sports Composite Ranking, is scheduled to make his announcement during the Under Armour All-American Game on Jan. 1.