16-year-old Gabby Douglas is officially being recruited by one of the most prestigious black universities in the country â€¦ Spelman College â€¦ and TMZ has learned the school president has even flown to London to get a leg up on the competition.
Weâ€™ve learned â€¦ Spelman â€” an all-girl college in Georgia â€” wants Gabby in a bad way â€¦ and sources at the University tell us the Team USA gymnastics superstar has become the number 1 recruit â€¦ by far.
In fact, the President of Spelman, Beverly Daniel Tatum, went out to London and made sure Gabby got a Spelman gift bag â€¦ containing a congratulatory note, school t-shirt and a CD containing a song produced by the college.
Tatum also released a statement to TMZ â€¦ in which she acknowledges the school would LOVE to get its hands on the gold medal winner:
â€śA young woman who has demonstrated the drive and discipline needed to achieve world-class excellence is likely to have what it takes to be successful at Spelman, and we would welcome her interest in the college.â€ť
Spelman is no joke â€¦ both Martin Luther King Jr. and Bill Cosby have daughters who attended S.C.