Fresno (Calif.) Edison is known for producing some of the top defensive backs in the state every year but in the class of 2009, the Tigers will be home to one of the nation's top wide receiver prospects in Rolando Jefferson.
Jefferson, 6-2, 180 pounds is a player we had been hearing about since last fall. He attended the SoCal NIKE Camp in the Spring and was very impressive and picked up an offer from Utah shortly after the camp.
Before the summer was over, Georgia Tech and Arizona had also offered and we're guessing the talented athlete will be up in the double digits by the end of the season.
"Rolando has to be the best receiver in the state right now," Tiger coach Tony Perry said. "You should see him go at it with Robert (Golden) and Cliff (Harris) in practices. Those guys battle but Rolando wins more than he loses and no one has been able to beat those two guys from any other team.
"He already has five touchdowns in the first two games of the year. By the time he's done, he'll be the best receiver we've ever had. He can do it all, he's big, fast, has great hands and runs really well after the catch."
As for favorites, Perry said he was surprised when Jefferson recently told him who his top school was.
"I just asked him who he liked and who he wanted to be recruited by," Perry said. "You're not going to believe this, the first school out of his mouth was Clemson. I said, 'Clemson, what do you know about Clemson,' and he just said he likes them for whatever reason.
"He also likes all the Pac 10 schools, UCLA, USC, Cal and Arizona but it's early for him and I imagine his list will change quite a bit between now and when it's time for him to commit anywhere."