Often the top receivers in the in the country are looking to go to a school with primarily a passing offense. That is not the case for Chris Jefferson however, who is looking mostly at teams with run oriented offenses.
“I don’t think how much a team passes is that important,” Jefferson said. “The academics, competition, and things like that are much more important.
That’s why Jefferson is looking at Clemson, Boston College, Wake Forest, Colorado and Maryland the hardest.
“I like Clemson because they have a great tradition, and a good strength and conditioning program. They could really help me improve. I like Boston College because they offer a great education, and they also have one of the top programs in the nation. Wake Forest also offers great academics and they had a winning season. And Maryland was really good last year and I think they’re going to be one of the top programs in the nation.”
Last year at Morganton (N.C.) Freedom, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound receiver caught 54 passes for 600 yards and 11 touchdowns. While catching all those passes, he displayed 4.46-second speed in the 40-yard dash and excellent jumping ability. He was impressive enough to receive scholarship offers from Colorado, Clemson, Boston College, Maryland, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Kansas, and Rutgers.
“I’m definitely going to play offense in college. I’ve never played defense, and everybody wants me at wide receiver. I think I can improve on my stats from last year.”
Jefferson has camped at Tennessee for a day, and commented that it was too crowded to really get a feel for the school or program.
“I would like to take an official visit to Clemson. I’d also like to go to Boston College and Colorado, because those are places I probably wouldn’t go otherwise. I would like to take my official visits and look at all my options before making my decision.”