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.