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Gibbs hopes to be in mix at 2B for Ole Miss

Luke Gibbs can finally take a breath and relax — but only for a little bit.

After spending the majority of his high school days as a multi-sport athlete for Oxford, Gibbs decided he wasn’t quite ready for a rest.

Recently, he returned home from playing summer ball with the Midwest Nationals’ Under-18 Scout team, based out of Springfield, Mo.

Gibbs said he plans to continue to work out over the next couple of weeks until school begins in late August. At that point, the former Charger won’t be afforded any time to rest as he tries to earn playing time with the Ole Miss Rebels.

Utilized as a super-utility player at Oxford who started all over the infield and in the outfield, Gibbs said he expects to at least start his collegiate career in the mix at second base.

Gibbs won’t be the only Rebel with the opportunity to replace All-America second baseman Alex Yarbrough.

In addition to current Rebel infielders Austin Anderson, Jake Overbey and Casey Greene, Gibbs will have to beat out highly-touted incoming freshman Chase Nyman. (July 18, 2012, Page 7)

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