Four-Star QB Talks Auburn Football

Winter Haven, Fla.--Six-foot-six, 245-pound quarterback prospect D.C. Jefferson is one of the more gifted athletes in the class of 2007. Not only does he have the frame of a JaMarcus Russell, but his arm strength is superb, he runs a sub-5.0 40 and has the athletic ability to be a good high school basketball player at Winter Haven (Fla.) High School.

Jefferson took a recent visit to Auburn for a two-day camp and says he came out with a better understanding of the QB position.

"I learned about looking off DBs, quickness and getting my footwork down," he notes. "Coach (Al) Borges told me that my body has a lot to do with my spiral and stuff like that. I had fun--it was just a little tiresome."

With massive hands and long arms that can sling the ball around, Jefferson showed off his cannon and looked like he could make the short throws in his sleep. On some of the deeper balls, however, he showed some good and some bad. Jefferson can throw a football half a mile but struggles with accuracy on longer distances. Still, he was good enough at the camp to get to sit down with the coaches one-on-one afterward.

"They were just talking about what other camps I'm going, how I liked the school and if I had fun," Jefferson says. "I was basically talking to Coach (Greg) Knox and the quarterbacks coach (Borges). Other than this I'll probably go to some more camps and I'm just lifting and working. I know for sure I'm going to Tennessee and LSU this summer. We're not sure about the other ones yet."

So where does Auburn stand with the four-star QB?

"Auburn is high on my list right now," he explains. "I still like Tennessee, but right now I'm looking at all of the schools the same. I'm looking for a school that's good academic wise and basically who they have at quarterback and who is coming in. Right now Auburn is looking pretty good."

Jefferson has 12 offers and is getting interest from home-state schools Florida, Florida State and Miami. "They talk to me but not as much as the out of state schools. Right now I'm hearing a lot from Auburn, Tennessee, LSU, Alabama and Rutgers.

"It'll probably during my season or after my season," he says of a commitment, "after I make my decision on what schools and what visits I want to take."


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