Spring football started in Texas, but the defensive back of Lancaster (Texas) in 2024 Corian Gipson has business to settle before returning to the field.
The 6-foot, 170-pounder is looking for gear on the track as he competes in the Texas State Finals this weekend.
“We’ve started, but I’m not in the spring ball yet,” Gipson told ISD. “I’m on track and we have State this week in 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 with it, so I’ll start football on Monday.”
On the recruiting front, Notre Dame is one program that offered the four-star prospect in March and has remained in constant communication with the Lancaster star.
Safety coach Chris O’Leary and scouting director Chad Bowden led the charge and Gipson looks forward to his conversations with the two staffers.
“I spoke with Coach Bowden and Coach O’Leary,” Gipson said. “Coach Bowden is full of energy and a good man. When he’s full of energy it keeps me conversing with him. He asks me about everything and not just sports, we talk about school and stuff like that.
“Coach O’Leary is also full of energy.”
The next step in Gipson’s recruitment will be summer visits and while he hasn’t locked in a visit, Notre Dame is a school he expects to hit in the coming weeks.
“I plan on going to Notre Dame for camp or a visit this summer,” Gipson said. “I try to visit LSU, Ohio State and Alabama.”
Gipson has just begun his recruiting process, but he also knows that education will play a big role in his decision.
“I’m looking for academics,” Gipson said. “Football doesn’t last forever, so you have to know what you want to do after football. I look at how schools can benefit me after football is over.”