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California juco OT moving up charts

Culver City (Calif.) West Los Angeles College offensive tackle Brandon Jefferson is a new name starting to make some waves with coaches looking for junior college offensive linemen.
The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Jefferson is originally for Los Angeles Crenshaw High School and played last season at Santa Monica College. He transferred to West LA this season because it was easier for him to make the commute and the move has been a very good one for him.
"I think we have one of the top offenses out here," Jefferson, who has a 4.9-second 40-yard dash time, said. "I'd like to think that I'm a big part of that. I was a big part of what success we had last year at Santa Monica, too. Everybody says I'm the best at run blocking, but I've only allowed two sacks ever since I've been playing here.
"I like to work hard and get after it."
Several schools are getting after him now.
Jefferson said Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon State and Washington State have shown the most interest. He's hoping to take an official visit to Oregon State on November 16 and he's working on other dates with coaches at the other schools.
"I don't have any official offers yet, but people are just now getting my film," he said. "I think they'll like what they see. I'm excited about the recruiting process."
Jefferson will have three years to play two seasons when he graduates in May. He said he was a non-qualifier out of high school.
"I had a lot of problems getting to school," he said. "When I was there, I had no problem with the work, but because of things at home, I had a hard time getting there every day. Things have worked out now, and I'm on track, and I can't wait to see what happens with the recruiting process."
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