One of the best wide receivers on the west coast for the class of 2010 is Anthony Jefferson (6-2, 190, 4.5) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral. The versatile Jefferson also plays defensive back and could play at that position, but the smart money is on him playing on the offensive side of the ball once his college days come around.
Jefferson has offers from Arizona and Cal, plus later on this evening, there is a very good chance that he will be getting his third official offer from UCLA, where he will be attending junior day.
"I talked to Anthony's dad and he told me that Rick Neuheisel said to him that he has some good news to tell Anthony when he's on campus and that he's (Jefferson) is going to be excited," Cathedral coach Kevin Pearson said. "I'm hearing Coach Neuheisel is going to offer. USC and Washington are showing a lot of interest, too."
Jefferson earned all-league and all-CIF honors as a junior after he caught 36 passes for 636 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 17.7 yards per catch.
On the defensive side of the ball, Jefferson collected 55 tackles, three interceptions, one sack , one fumble recovery and one blocked field goal.
"Anthony is very athletic and he adds to that by being a very hard worker," Pearson said. "He's one of the hardest working kids on the field I have ever coached. He never takes a rep off during practice."
"I can make a highlight tape of Anthony at practice and he would get a scholarship offer off of that," Pearson said. "He reminds me of Chris Hanks, a running back we had here who went to Cal, Anthony has the same kind of work ethic."
"One of the things that helped Anthony was going up against (UCLA bound) Randall Carroll every day at practice and that made him a better player," Pearson said. "He wants to be the best so he wanted to go up against the best."
"In our drills I would see Anthony counting where Randall was in line," Pearson said. "If Randall was third in line, he would work his way to be third in line so he could go up against him."
"They had a mutual respect for one another and helped each other become better players."