That’s why out of the 12 scholarship offers he currently holds, including Iowa, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Oregon State, Duke and South Florida, the 6-foot, 180-pound athlete has narrowed his list down to two: Boise State and the University of Central Florida.
“The coaches communicate with me really well,” Jefferson said. “I have a great relationship with both staffs.”
Leesburg is 40 miles outside of Orlando, the home of UCF. Boise is more than 2,613 miles from home. Jefferson’s father attends all of his high school games and would be able to do the same at UCF. Traveling to the Gem State would be quite the hurdle, but Jefferson says it doesn’t matter.
“Those are the main two that I’m looking at,” he said. “Distance is not a problem. UCF is close and an easy commute, (and) the opportunity at Boise State is great. They have a winning tradition that I love.”
While Jefferson has visited UCF on a number of occasions, he will be in Boise July 19 and will stay in the City of Trees for a couple of days. The trip will come shortly before he finally commits.
“I’m thinking I will decide in late July or early August,” Jefferson said. “I want to get it out of the way before the season. I want to know where I’m going so I can relax and focus on playing his final high school games.”
And that decision, while his dad will certainly be an influence, it is completely up to him.
“He likes both programs,” Jefferson said of his dad. “But the choice is mine to make.”
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