2014 wide receiver Jefferie Gibson out of Hope Mills (N.C.) Gray's Creek has landed his first scholarship. The 6-foot-4, 185-pounder is on the verge of a second as recruiting is starting to pick up.
"NC State offered me I think on September 22nd," he said. "That's the only offer I've got right now.
"North Carolina told me they plan to offer when I make my visit up there on the 27th of this month."
Gibson gave his take on the one offer on the table right now.
"NC State's offer kind of caught me off guard, I was speechless," he said. "I went to a game and then they took me up to Coach O'Brien's office and they offered me right then.
"I kind of like the offer. It's the environment there and the coaches. They are great."
In addition to those two programs, Gibson is receiving looks from Duke, Vanderbilt and East Carolina.
Does he like anyone?
"I actually like Clemson, they are one of my tops along with NC State," he said. "I just grew up loving the school of Clemson. I just fell in love with the place I guess."
Though it's early, Gibson wants a few things in his future home.
"I just want the best academic school I can get," he said. "I'm looking at going into physical therapy.
"I'm also looking to get to the next level playing football."
Though he's originally from Mississippi only moving to North Carolina early in his high school career, Gibson noted no desire to head back down south.
A versatile player on the field, Gibson favors offense at receiver, but is largely a defensive player for his team at safety.
"I'm the starting safety and have four interceptions this year and a kick return for a touchdown," he said. "I don't really play offense. I played it last year starting at midseason and had five receptions for 80-yards and a touchdown. I also had a punt return for a touchdown and two interceptions as a sophomore."
So, what sticks out about his play?
"I think it's the fact I'm athletic," he said. "Also, I can do anything you want me to do, so I'm versatile too."
A Division II basketball recruit, Gibson is not considering basketball at the next level.