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Rated as the #14 safety in the nation by Rivals.com...the #6 prospect overall in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.com...the #9 player in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep...the #21 safety prospect in the nation by Collegefootballnews.com...the #35 safety prospect in the nation by Scout.com... rated as the #9 prospect in the state of South Carolina by The State...the #35 defensive back in the nation by SuperPrep...a member of the South Carolina Shrine Bowl Team...first-team all-state selection as a senior by The State...missed much of his senior season due to a high ankle sprain, but still rushed for 500 yards and eight touchdowns...as a junior, had 87 tackles, 16 pass break-ups, and seven interceptions...returned four punts for touchdowns as a junior...as a junior established state of South Carolina record for the longest interception return for a touchdowns (108 yards vs. Irmo)...won Specialist of the Year Award in South Carolina by the State Newspaper...played for Reggie Kennedy at Fairfield Central High School...also runs track at Fairfield Central...chose Clemson over Auburn, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wake Forest.

Mickey Plyler on Gaither: "Gaither is one of the fastest players in the class. Along with his terrific speed, he has great coverage skills. Gaither will play safety for Clemson and has tremendous upside because of his speed."

Reminds Plyler of: Robert O'Neal


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School Offered (8) Visit Date
ClemsonYes 2005-01-13
AuburnYes
MarylandYes
North CarolinaYes
North Carolina StYes
South CarolinaYes
TennesseeYes
Wake ForestYes

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