Clemson Football Recruiting: Tigers Land Dynamic Safety Jeff Gibson

The Clemson Tigers kicked off their 2013 football season with a huge win over the fifth ranked Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night, but before the game the Tigers received a verbal commitment from 2014 defensive back Jeff Gibson.

Sep 29, 2012; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; A cheerleader carries a flag of the Clemson Tigers after a touchdown against the Boston College Eagles during the first quarter at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Back on June 10, Gibson verball pledged to the North Carolina State Wolfpack, but backed off that commitment on August 25 to re-open his commitment.

Gibson, a three-star safety prospect, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, is rated as the 54th best safety in the nation and No. 19 overall prospect from the state of North Carolina.

Gibson is an interesting safety prospect because of his unusual size at that position. The Hope Mills, NC native stands at 6-4 and weighs nearly 200 pounds. He has the size and frame to become a imposing figure in a defensive secondary, but will need to improve his speed and overall play-making ability to be able to become a starting safety in the ACC.

The addition of Gibson gives the Tigers 18 commitments for the class of 2014, which ranks 14th in the nation and third overall in the ACC, according to 247Sports.

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Topics: Clemson Tigers, Jeff Gibson, North Carolina State Wolfpack

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