Junior Standout Gets Early Offer From Auburn

Larry Jefferson, a class of 2012 football prospect from Banneker High School, is being recruited by colleges on both offense and defense.

College Park, Ga.--Auburn signed a pair of Banneker High School standouts in 2010 and the Tiger coaches have their eye on another football player from that school for the 2012 signee class.

Versatile Larry Jefferson, a long and lean athlete who plays multiple positions, has picked up a very early scholarship offer from the 2010 national champs, who feature a pair of his former teammates, safety Demetruce McNeal and receiver Shaun Kitchens.

At six-foot-five and 218 pounds, Jefferson plays tight end, defensive end, wide receiver and has also lined up as an outside linebacker.

"I have been playing football since I was a little kid," he says. "I have two offers now. One is from Auburn and one is from North Carolina. I think Auburn is recruiting me as a tight end and North Carolina wants me to play defensive end.

"I know that I will have more offers coming," the junior adds. "Georgia wants me to play outside linebacker."

As a junior Jefferson says he caught 15 passes for 300 yards and a pair two touchdowns while adding 64 tackles with six sacks and two safeties on defense.

A former basketball player, he is concentrating on football although he does run the 200 and 400 in track.

Jefferson points out he is pleased to have the early scholarship offers. Asked if he has a college team he grew up following or favoring, he says, "I didn't grow up with a favorite. My mom graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Oklahoma hasn't been recruiting me, but Oklahoma State is."

The junior says he will continue to work out to improve in all phases of his game. He runs well with a best time of 4.55 in the 40-yard dash.

"As a senior I am looking to improve on everything I did my junior season," he says. "I am going to trying to make 120 tackles as a senior with 20 sacks. I want to improve my game a lot more and become a better all-around player."

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