It was not much of a surprise when Sterling Gibbs posted on his Twitter account Monday night that he will play for the Texas Longhorns.
Gibbs, a point guard from New Jersey, had signed with Maryland last fall, but when Gary Williams retired and Mark Turgeon was hired, Gibbs quickly requested a release from his National Letter-of-Intent. Though Gibbs said he was still going to consider the Terrapins, it was evident that Turgeon had other plans.
The new coach said that if any recruits did not stay in the fold that it would be a mutual decision. This past Saturday, when Turgeon took a commitment from junior guard Seth Allen of Fredericksburg Christian, it was a clear indication that he was willing to part ways with Gibbs. Turgeon had recruited Allen when he was at Texas A&M and Allen said the two had developed a strong coach-player relationship.