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Four-year team member and three-year letterwinner in baseball at Williamstown High School for head coach Joe Smith ... Ranked in Perfect Game Top 500 and in the top-six shortstops in New Jersey ... 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and Northeast All-Region first team ... 2016 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention ... Named first-team all-conference and second team All-Group 4 ... Two-year team captain... Garden State Underclass Game Participant ... Helped lead team to 2015 South Jersey Group 4 Championship and runner-up finish at states... Also a two-year letterwinner in football ... Voted Best Defensive Back in West Jersey Football League.
Full name is Thomas Anthony Gibson ... Born on October 19, 1998 in Camden, New Jersey ... Parents are Tom and Minique Gibson ... Has two older siblings, brother, T.J. Hollis and sister Ariel Robinson ... Father, Tom, played football at Morgan State ... Intends to major in kinesiology ... Enjoys listening to music.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because it is a great place for me to grow academically and athletically. Also it has many resources that many schools do not which will give me an advantage to reach my goals.”
Coach Cooper: "Tommy is an exciting young player who has an extremely bright future in this game. He is a young man who is passionate about winning and making his teammates better. We are extremely excited about having him in our program."