Dalton High School's Jahmyr Gibbs on Saturday showed the nation why belongs among the elite players in high school football.
The senior running back played in the annual All-American Bowl, an all-star game in San Antonio, Texas, featuring 100 of the top players in the country. The game was televised by NBC. The West team defeated the East team (which Gibbs played for) by a score of 33-20.
Final statistics were not immediately available, but Gibbs had one eye-opening run.
On third down and one from the West 49 yard line, the East offense was lined up in a shotgun formation. The quarterback took the snap, then handed the ball off to Gibbs on a draw. He bounced the ball out wide to the left side of the field and quickly accelerated for an 18-yard gain, giving the East team a first down at the 31 yard line.
This was another in a long line of honors for Gibbs after his stellar 2019 season in which he rushed for 2,554 yards and scored 41 touchdowns. All but one of the touchdowns (a 97-yard kickoff return) were rushing.
In May, Gibbs verbally committed to Georgia Tech but has not yet signed a letter of intent to play football there. The first signing period was last month; the next signing period begins Wednesday, Feb. 5.
He is rated as a four-star prospect by football recruiting services.