The football talent crop in the Golden State for the class of 2010 is stacking up as a bountiful harvest. One player who is already on the recruiting radar with the two local Los Angeles schools is wide receiver/defensive back Anthony Jefferson (6-2, 190, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral.
Jefferson has been outstanding on both sides of the ball. From his receiver spot, he has hauled in 29 receptions for 530 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 18.3 yards per catch. He has also three rushes for 72 yards and one touchdown.
On the defensive side of the ball, he has accounted for 21 tackles, three interceptions, one of his picks he returned for a touchdown and one blocked field goal.
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Cathedral head coach Kevin Pearson thinks he knows the reason why Jefferson is having such a breakout year.
"Because of the bracket coverage that (five-star wide receiver) Randall Carroll is facing, Anthony has become our go to guy," Pearson said. "He runs great routes and already does what all great receivers know and that's how get off the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs can't press him."
"Two games ago, our opponent actually tried to bracket Anthony and he still caught six passes for 157 yards," Pearson said. "Last week Anthony had 8 receptions for 155 yards. That makes it two weeks in a row that he had over 150 yards receiving."
"USC is already showing a lot of interest in Anthony," Pearson said. "The Trojans like him for his skills on both sides of the ball."
"Cal came down two weeks ago to see Randall (Carroll) and now they are aware of Anthony," Pearson said. "Eric Yarber from Arizona State told me that he's definitely a Pac 10 player and that they're going to be following his progress."
According to Pearson, Jefferson is a great all-around athlete who also plays basketball and if he wanted to, he could do all the jumps in track.