Big and Athletic QB Prospect Has a Favorite

Quarterback D.C. Jefferson talks about his early favorites and what he is looking for at the college level.

Winter Haven, Fla.--D.C. Jefferson, a standout quarterback at the Army All-American Combine in San Antonio because of his tremendous arm strength, has an early leader following his junior season at Winter Haven High School.

"I'm looking at Tennessee real hard right now," Jefferson says, "but you never know what could happen. The reason why I like them so much is because they've been around talking to me and showing favoritism toward me. I liked Florida when I was young, but it's different. You've got to go to the school that fits you better and with what quarterbacks are leaving, so it's different now."

Florida coach Urban Meyer has true freshman Tim Tebow on his roster and a verbal commitments from five-star John Brantley and four-star Cameron Newton. Phil Fulmer at Tennessee will be looking for a new QB following the 2007 season to replace Erik Ainge.

"I'm a drop-back passer," Jefferson explains, "but at the same time I'm going to make plays where I can make plays. I want to go where I can throw the ball, basically. In a spread offense I could play, but it's just whatever is best at the time."

Jefferson is a big, physical quarterback that literally stood out in San Antonio.

With offers from Tennessee and Ole Miss, the 6-6 235-pound quarterback says he has getting attention from practically every school in the Southeast.

"The main schools that are talking to me are Tennessee, Ole Miss, Alabama and Florida," Jefferson notes. He has also been getting letters from Auburn and many other schools.

Jefferson, who has a similar frame to LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell, also has similar arm strength and he put it on display at the Alamodome in San Antonio. He says he can throw the football 75 yards and is playing well in basketball this season.

"This year was pretty good (in football), but it wasn't as good as my 10th grade year," Jefferson notes. "I had 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns. The year before was 1,000-something, too, but I had more touchdowns and we went farther into the season. In basketball lately I've been dropping 18 and getting 10 rebounds. I've been getting a double-double every game now."

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