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Clemson Nabs Pair Of Recruits Over Weekend

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:03pm
By: Riley Johnston

Clemson had a great weekend on and off the field, securing two commitments in football, one from 2014 and its first for 2015.

Three-star safety Jeff Gibson committed to the Tigers on Friday night, becoming the 18th player to do so for the 2014 class.

Gibson hails from Gray's Creek High School in Hope Mill, NC. He had committed to N.C. State in mid-June, but backed out of that last Sunday. The Wolfpack recruited him as an athlete and planned to use him at wide receiver, while the Tigers recruited him as a safety.

The 6-foot-4, 191 pounder is a great hitter and covers the middle very well. He has played safety and wide receiver at Gray's Creek, but his relationship with Mike Reed, the defensive backs coach at Clemson was one of the pivotal turning points in his decision making.

Gibson is rated as the 88th-best safety in the class of 2014, and is also the 25th-best player overall, according to 247Sports.com.

You can check out some highlights of Gibson here: 

The Tigers also added its first commitment for the 2015 class in four-star athlete Van Smith

Smith is currently a junior at West Mecklenberg High School in Charlotte, NC. He is listed as the 22nd-best athlete in the class, and the 12th-best in the state of North Carolina.

The 5-foot-11, 180 pound Smith doubles as a defensive back and a running back. During his sophomore season, he led the team in tackles and also ran for over 1,200 yards with 12 touchdowns.

Smith chose Clemson over offers from Penn State, Duke, Georgia Tech, and Kansas State.

Take a look at some Van Smith highlights here: 

Coupling the commitments from Gibson and Smith, and the big win over Georgia on Saturday night, it's safe to say that Clemson was the big winner from this weekend both on and off the gridiron.