Gibson catches everyone off guard, commits to Tigers just before kickoff


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Jeffrie Gibson said he committed because the Tigers are on the verge of doing big things in the ACC.
Jeffrie Gibson said he committed because the Tigers are on the verge of doing big things in the ACC.

A week after deciding North Carolina State wasn’t the place for him, Jeffrie Gibson decided that playing for the Clemson Tigers was an opportunity that he couldn't pass up.

The 2014 three-star athlete from Hope Mills (NC) Gray’s Creek committed to Clemson head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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before Saturday night’s 38-35 win over Georgia, becoming Clemson’s 16th pledge for the 2014 recruiting cycle.

Gibson told TigerNet that he knew the time to commit to Clemson was now because the Tigers are on the verge of doing big things in the ACC.

“I felt it was the best choice for me and that it would be the best choice for me to better myself and reach my goals in life,” Gibson told TigerNet Sunday afternoon. “Clemson is perfect academically. The football program is second to none and they’re doing things that no other ACC school has ever done. And, my family and I love the family environment.”

The 6-3, 191-pound safety prospect chose Clemson over East Carolina, North Carolina, N.C. State and Tulane.

Gibson said that caught Swinney off guard with his commitment.

“I committed to Coach Swinney before the game and he was shocked because he didn’t expect it at all, but everyone was excited,” Gibson said. “He jumped up and hugged me and welcomed me to the family.”

Gibson and his family have traveled to Clemson many times, but he said last night was by far the best atmosphere.

“I loved it,” he said. “It was great and it was as loud as ever. The fans were into it and I was happy to be a part of it all.”

As a junior, Gibson amassed 69 tackles and four interception, returned two for touchdowns, He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown and caught five passes for 70 yards and a touchdown.

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spacer How good is this guy? We need 4 and 5 star players
Tiger_Fan_007®
spacer Re: How good is this guy? We need 4 and 5 star players
Coren77
spacer Agree. Even a walk on can be talented.
NortherTiger
spacer Re: Agree. Even a walk on can be talented.
lhaselden
spacer Boulware was blocked into the ball
ChapinTiger1
spacer Probably but it would not be the first time we got a bad
tigerfan28173
spacer i 'm glad cj took that call away from the refs.
sgt tiger®
spacer If the ball tounches the ground in the endzone
Neal in NC®
spacer Doesnt matter, it was great instinct and
tokillagamecock®
spacer Trust the coaches*
72 Fla. Tiger
spacer Spencer Shuey says hi***
sgatiger
spacer Re: How good is this guy? We need 4 and 5 star players
cwby
spacer Re: Re: How good is this guy? We need 4 and 5 star players
CUTigerman28
spacer Re: How good is this guy? We need 4 and 5 star players
ALLIN4CU®
spacer Re: How good is this guy? We need 4 and 5 star players
Tim317®
spacer Re: How good is this guy? We need 4 and 5 star players
lhaselden
spacer Mcdowell was a bigtime 4 star recruit***
Neal in NC®
spacer 6-3 190 lbs at 17 and can lay the wood!
NC_Orange
spacer Exactly...you can't coach size...***
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer He will probably be a 4-star by signing day.***
Clemson81to85
spacer Lavon Kirkland and Terry Allen, to name a couple, say hello.***
CUTIGR69
spacer Re: i bet you moaned when Shuey committed too.***
peanut
spacer If I was that player, your post would be
GrayBengal®
spacer Leroy Hill was a 3****
Hi Cotton Tiger®
spacer Gaines Adams was a 2 Star***
bleedRnge®
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tigerphil
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Welcome to Clemson & DV Jeffrie! Have fun, learn & Win!
lightbulbbill®
spacer Stars is solely based on exposure...
Corderiette®
spacer We are 22 - 6 over the last 28 games. Our coaches judgement
CU''90
spacer Lets not forget
dkennedy5994
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Dugatiger®
spacer Lateek was 4. Not even on team now***
Hi Cotton Tiger®
spacer Mike Bellamy was a 5. Not on team now***
Hi Cotton Tiger®
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