Center prospect likes Bama

An interior offensive lineman who has rotated between guard and center during his prep career, Al Jefferson is looking to accomplish big things during his senior season.

Al Jefferson (6-3, 290, 5.20) of Mobile's Davidson High School even played some right offensive tackle as a junior, grading an impressive 87 percent on blocking efficiency.

According to his high school coach Jefferson played center as a freshman and showed an ability to be a leader in the trenches. Those that have seen him in person report that center will likely become his college position due to his low center of gravity and physical play.

From watching film, Jefferson needs to work on his quickness, but he shows good strength, and he is a very effective run blocker.

Jefferson has great upper body strength (incline bench press of 405 pounds) and he combines that with excellent lower body strength as well (he squats 450 pounds). Jefferson gets tremendous leverage on his blocks and he usually overpowers most opponents.

The Mobile native has camped at Alabama and Auburn two times each and plans to attend camps at both schools once again this summer.

Jefferson has a 2.9 GPA and took the ACT in February. Alabama, Auburn, Southern Miss and Troy State have shown early interest.

Along with his parents, Jefferson attended Junior Day at the Capstone and came away highly impressed. He will be taking a long look at Alabama and if an offer comes, it will hard for him to turn it down.

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