"I haven't been out there yet, but I'm trying to visit later on – either before my season starts or on an official visit later in the year. I need to sit down and talk to my parents and my head coach and see what we want to do."
In his junior year at Guyer High School the 6-4 200-pound Ellis Jefferson hauled in 38 catches for 676 yards and five touchdowns for the 8-4 Wildcats.
"Coach Norvell thinks I will fit in very well with Arizona State," Jefferson said. "He said that my size will make a difference against smaller defenders and that I can get up the field very fast (Jefferson reported a 40-time of 4.6 seconds). Getting off the ball quicker is something I need to work on more, and also getting that burst after I catch the ball. I'd like to get faster too."
"Miles Austin is my favorite wide receiver to watch in the NFL and I try to model my game after him."
The wide receiver has offers from Arizona State, Michigan State, Colorado, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Wake Forest, Utah State, San Diego State, and Tulsa among others. Jefferson has camped at Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and TCU, and has three suitors that currently stand above all the rest.
"Arizona State is in my top three along with Michigan State and Colorado," he said. "Those are the schools I'm looking at the most, but I might expand that list. I haven't been to any of those (three) schools yet and I want to visit at least one of them before I make my decision. I know I want to take an official visit to Arizona State.
"I don't know if I will commit before the season or not. I'm just trying to figure everything out and get situated. I'm looking for a school that has good tradition, good education good atmosphere, and a stable coaching staff."