Fulton (Miss.) Itawamba quarterback Bret Jefcoat has the chance to emerge as one of the top sleepers at his position in the Southeast in the Class of 2008. Jefcoat totaled more than 1,700 yards of total offense and scored 20 touchdowns last season (9 passing, 12 rushing) and is getting attention from a number of programs, including several in the Southeastern Conference.
"My top schools are Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, Memphis and Southern Mississippi," he said. "State is recruiting me the hardest, but my favorite school is Ole Miss. I've always wanted to go there. I haven't always liked State, but I am starting to. They are recruiting me pretty hard."
Jefcoat's father played at Ole Miss.
"There school is great, I grew up a Rebel," he said. "I love everything about them. I always wanted to play there and love the coaches."
He adds that he has been impressed with what he has seen so far at Mississippi State.
"They have Great facilities and great coaches," he said. "They appreciate everything and they are recruiting me very hard."
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Jefcoat added that he believes State and Ole Miss are the closest in terms of offering him a scholarship.
J.B. Grimes and Rocky Felker are recruiting Jefcoat for the Bulldogs.
Jefcoat attended the Rivals.com Baton Rouge Junior Day last Saturday at Dutchtown High School in Geismar, La. He plans to attend the Elite 11 combine on April 20 on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Jefcoat also has plans for the summer.
"I'm going to Ole Miss and State camps during the summer and we're having 7-on-7 camps as a team."