5-star DE CeCe Jefferson catching the eye of several SEC schools
A number of highly-touted recruits have already made their college destination known, but CeCe Jefferson remains one of the prized recruits still uncommitted.
And when you watch him on film, it’s easy to see why so many schools are enamored with the five-star defensive end.
The 6-foot-2, 250-pound senior from Glen Saint Mary, Fla., stands out because of his speed off the line. He’s not a prototypical defensive end, but as a pass rusher, there may be none better than Jefferson in the 2015 class. On film, there’s not many times where Jefferson isn’t in the opposing backfield.
In addition to his speed, scouts rave about his football acumen and knowledge of the defensive end position.
This young man possesses a tremendous feel for the game. Always makes the right decision with his choice of technique based on his match-ups. Excellent awareness of down and distance, hashmark and overall situational football.
A defensive end with his pass rushing prowess will garner many top college offers. According to 247sports.com, Florida seems to be the favorite to land the five-star, but other SEC schools like Ole Miss and Alabama aren’t giving up.
The most important part for Jefferson in college will be the scheme in which he plays in. Because of his lack of prototypical size for a defensive end, it gives Jefferson the versatility to play along the defensive line or as a standup linebacker, depending on which scheme he’s in.
No matter what school he ends up playing for, the sky is the limit for the All-American’s potential. Many scouts expect him to be an instant impact kind of contributor come next fall.
For those wanting to watch Jefferson dominate on the field before next fall, he’ll be participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will be televised on Jan. 3.