"Old-Fashioned" Jeffrey likes OU

Damario Jeffrey

Having plenty of college options is definitely a good thing. Just ask Columbia defensive back Damario Jeffrey. The South Carolina defender has more than his fair share of offers and now must decide where he will visit. Where do the Sooners fit in his future plans? Scout.com has the update.

If there is one thing that the class of 2009 is not lacking is solid defensive backs. And one of which who is attracting plenty of attention is Columbia (SC) safety Damario Jeffrey.

With so many offers they are hard to remember, the 6-foot-3, 217-pound Jeffrey is being real patient with his recruitment.

"Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Marshall are some of the offers I have right now," Jeffrey said.

After taking junior day visits to Clemson, South Carolina, Alabama, and North Carolina, Jeffrey said he really does not have a favorite at the moment.

But there is a Big 12 school he would like to check out.

"I have a lot of interest in Oklahoma," Jeffrey said. "I really want to visit and see what's going on."

He said he has had an offer from the Sooners for about a month and a half. In his last conversation with Oklahoma, he said they talked about the program and how he would fit into it.

Here are the highlights of the discussion.

"The coaches told me how I would fit into their system with my size and all," Jeffrey said. "He told me that they had just sent several players to the (NFL) league. And at Oklahoma I would receive a good education. He did not tell me how many they plan to take in this class."

The South Carolina defender said that even though he played a lot of linebacker in high school, he would be used as a safety. He describes his play as an "old-fashioned, go-getter" mentality.

"However I can get the ball, I am going to get it," Jeffrey said. "I will do my job first and then get after the ball. I am a big guy, but I can move. I think that is what college coaches see in me."

As far as Jeffrey is concerned, there will more than likely not be an early commitment and he does plan to take as many official visits as possible. So where does the Sooners fit into his future plans?

"I think I will try and get down there this summer for an unofficial visit," Jeffrey said. "If not, I will more than likely include Oklahoma as one of my official visits."

Jeffrey finished the season with 109 tackles, four interceptions, four blocked punts, four sacks, and four forced fumbles. Offensively, he caught 13 passes for 289 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 150 yards and one touchdown rushing.

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