Four-star safety prospect and current UCLA commit Tony Jefferson (6-0, 196, 4.5) from Chula Vista (Calif.) Eastlake is living up to his reputation as one of the Golden State's best two-way players. He is getting the job done on both sides of the ball. Though he is committed to the Bruins, he is taking trips to make sure that he is making the right decision.
On the gridiron, Jefferson has over 1,000 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns from his running back spot while averaging over 10 yards per carry.
From his linebacker position, the opposition is avoiding Jefferson like he has a case of Swine Flu, yet, he still has racked up 33 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a ton of big hits. His performance has helped his team to a 6-0-2 record.
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What is going on the with Jefferson on the recruiting trail?
"I'm still committed to UCLA, but I'm looking around," Jefferson said. "I haven't seen many other schools so I want take some visits to make sure that I'm making the right decision.
"I'm going to visit Michigan on November 7th and Florida on November 28th when they play Florida State," Jefferson said. "With Miami, I haven't made the a visit date yet, but I'm planning on visiting them too."
"I'm a December graduate, so I will be making my decision pretty soon after my visits," Jefferson said. "I always wanted to go out of state for school."
It is countdown time for fans of the schools that are still in the running for Jefferson.
Whoever lands Jefferson will get a player who made the Rivals.com Rivals100 team for the class of 2010 and is ranked as the nation's No. 50 prospect at any position.
Jefferson also made the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team landing as the Golden State's No. 8 prospect at any position.