One of the last remaining hurdles for Deangelo Gibbs’ return to the field in Athens has been cleared as the defensive back is reportedly enrolled for summer class at Georgia. The former touted recruit was not registered for class at UGA during the spring.

Rated as the No. 4 safety in the nation for the 2017 recruiting cycle by 247Sports Composite, Georgia kept Gibbs in-state following a heated recruiting battle against SEC rivals Alabama, Auburn, and Tennessee. The 2017 Under Armour All-American has yet to make an impact on Kirby Smart’s program to this point but his addition could be huge for the team’s immediate depth in the secondary.

As was first reported by Jason Butt of The Macon Telegraph, Georgia has confirmed Gibbs is once again enrolled in class in Athens. Without getting into much specifics, Smart has previously indicated he expects Gibbs to return to the team during his spring media availability.

While Gibbs appears to have started the process to make a return to the field, Georgia has not publicly stated when he will rejoin the program other than Smart’s rather vague comments. However, this latest development has to be good news for a talented player that has massive potential to leave Georgia as one of Smart’s best defensive backs.