Recruiting notes: Newly uncommitted DB target Jefferie Gibson to re-visit Clemson

Defensive end target Jessie Aniebonam picks Maryland over Clemson, others

Jefferie Gibson (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott, CUTigers.com)

Jefferie Gibson (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott, CUTigers.com)

An old avenue has re-opened for the Clemson coaching staff as it attempts to put the finishing touches on its 2014 recruiting class.

Jefferie Gibson, a 6-4, 185-pound 'athlete' from Hope Mills, N.C., has de-committed from N.C. State and now lists the Tigers and Wolfpack as his co-favorites.

He plans to re-visit campus for the Clemson-Georgia game this weekend.

Gibson picked the Wolfpack last spring over offers from Clemson, North Carolina and East Carolina.

He is being recruited as a wide receiver by N.C. State and as a safety by Clemson.

Gibson is ranked as the nation's No. 35 safety by ESPN, and is rated as a three-star prospect by all recruiting website networks.

Gibson made 70 tackles and intercepted four passes as a junior at Gray's Creek High School.

Clemson, which signed eight for its defensive secondary last cycle, does not have a defensive back committed for its class of 2014.

DE target picks Terps over Tigers, others: Maryland has picked up a commitment from 2014 defensive end Jessie Aniebonam of Good Counsel High in Olney, Md.

The four-star prospect had narrowed his choices to Maryland, Clemson, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and North Carolina before making his decision.

He's ranked as high as the nation's No. 10 defensive end by ESPN.

Numerous visitors expected for Georgia game: Clemson will use the Georgia game as a recruiting platform, with numerous committed players and targets making unofficial visits. Among the names recently added to the list are 6-8, 290-pound 2014 offensive tackle David Sharpe of Jacksonville, Fla., 2015 tight end Harrison Moon of Chattanooga, Tenn., and 2016 tight end Kaden Smith of Flower Mound, Texas.

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RowerDad writes:

Is it possible that recruits use the process to get a seat at the big games without really being interested in the program? Sort of like taking a timeshare meeting to get something you want for free.

brookesdad729 writes:

in response to RowerDad:

Is it possible that recruits use the process to get a seat at the big games without really being interested in the program? Sort of like taking a timeshare meeting to get something you want for free.

You never know whether or not they're using the process for getting a seat at big games. It really doesn't matter. Whatever you have to do to get an edge. The fact that they visit means they're interested because we're definitely not the only show in town. You just never know what it takes to get a guy to commit. One thing I can say without hesitation is Dabo and the crew know how to recruit. From year to year we have one of the top recruiting classes in the nation and that says a lot. We've gotten to the point now where we can spend a recruiting class heavily on certain positions of need because we now have really good depth at most positions. That's awesome!Go Tigers!

cuGIZ82 writes:

in response to brookesdad729:

You never know whether or not they're using the process for getting a seat at big games. It really doesn't matter. Whatever you have to do to get an edge. The fact that they visit means they're interested because we're definitely not the only show in town. You just never know what it takes to get a guy to commit. One thing I can say without hesitation is Dabo and the crew know how to recruit. From year to year we have one of the top recruiting classes in the nation and that says a lot. We've gotten to the point now where we can spend a recruiting class heavily on certain positions of need because we now have really good depth at most positions. That's awesome!Go Tigers!

You are correct...Dabo and crew can recruit with the best of them. If last year was a glimpse of what is to come in the near future, then the program is in good hands under Dabo's watch. He finally got the Tigers to whip the teams they should beat. Go Tigers!!!

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