While some athletes looking to make their college decision before the season starts, Cathedral (CA) athlete Anthony Jefferson sees things much differently. At the moment, the top Los Angeles prep star Jefferson holds 11 offers from schools across the country.
And while he is confident that more will come he is happy where things are now.
"Right now I am still looking for what I want, you know where I fit in best," Jefferson said. "I think that more offers may come in so I am waiting to see. But it not, I am comfortable where I am right now."
Back in mid-May, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Jefferson said that in state programs California, UCLA, and USC were the schools he was feeling the most. At this point, those programs are the ones that he has visited.
But other programs like Oklahoma, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Arizona State, Tennessee and Washington State have also offered as well.
And though it seems as though the California schools have the edge, Jefferson denies any leaders.
"Right now I do not have a preference on where I go. I just want to be comfortable," Jefferson said. "I like the schools in California, but I don't really have to stay home."
One schools that offered Jefferson a few months back in the Oklahoma program. And while there is a not a lot of activity going on between the two of them, there is still interest.
That interest comes from both sides.
"I have had an offer from Oklahoma for about two months," Jefferson said. "My recruiter is (assistant) coach (Jay) Norvell. He sends me emails and they (Sooner coaches) came by my school this off season."
Last season at Cathedral, Jefferson had 40 receptions for 639 yards and four touchdowns with one rushing score. Defensively, he added 55 tackles, four interceptions and two sacks. With the statistics listed, it is evident that Jefferson can excel on either side of the ball.
And the Sooner coaches noticed that also.
"When Oklahoma was first recruiting me, I was being recruited as a wide receiver," Jefferson said. "But the last time coach (Norvell) and I talked we talked about me playing defense. He said that they would like to play me at corner."
Jefferson said that half of the schools are recruiting as a defensive back as well and does not mind playing that position at the college level. As for Oklahoma, Jefferson has kept an eye on them since the offer came.
"Coach Norvell seems like a cool and open guy when we talked," Jefferson said. "They (Oklahoma) are definitely one of my top schools. I am actually thinking of taking one of my official visits there."
Jefferson said that he plans to make his final decision at the end of his senior season.
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