Clemson redshirt freshman safety Jefferie Gibson is transferring out of the program due to “bad advice,” according to Clemson Insider.
A former three-star recruit from the Fayetteville area, Gibson did not play in 2014 and saw limited action in 12 games this season. Clemson’s defense is already hurting with the departures of corner Mackensie Alexander and defensive end Shaq Lawson, not to mention Kevin Dodd, and the fact that someone who easily could have stepped up and competed for a starting safety’s job next season is leaving turns the blade even more.
A report from the Anderson Independent Mail offered more.
“With Gibson leaving the program, rising seniorJadar Johnson and rising sophomoreVan Smith are now the only returning safeties on Clemson’s roster who saw playing time in 2015. Korrin Wiggins, who saw playing time at both linebacker and safety in 2014, could be a candidate to compete with Johnson and Smith for a starting spot. Also on Clemson’s roster for 2016 at safety are Kyle Cote and Tanner Muse, who redshirted as freshmen this past season, and Cameron Scott, who did not see any playing time in 2015 as a redshirt freshman.”
Needless to say, if Clemson is going to make a run at a national championship next season, a lot of it will have to be on luck, it seems.
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