Jefferson Still High on Bears

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral four-star wide receiver/defensive back Anthony Jefferson has taken official visits to Oregon and California already, but still denies a favorite...

"I'll try and narrow things down after the season," said Anthony Jefferson (6-2, 180). "I'm just playing my game and will wait to take the rest of my visits and everything until it's all over."

Jefferson, ranked as the No. 47 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, favors Oregon, California, UCLA, Notre Dame and USC. All of his favorites have offered, plus several others.

"Oregon has amazing facilities," he said about the Ducks. "That's really what stood out. It's all the best of the best over there.

"I also had a great time with all the players too," he said. "Oregon has a lot of young talent and they are doing great. I think they'll be a top team for the next few years because they have some good players there."

He visited the Ducks on Sept. 25, ironically, when they hosted Cal. Two weeks later he was in Berkeley when the Bears played USC.

"Cal is also real nice," he said. "I enjoyed it a lot.

"I like how much love they showed me," he said. "The coaches are real genuine and great people. They said they like me as a corner but would also play me on special teams too."

Another thing that Jefferson liked about the Bears was their stadium enhancement plans. "They are building new state-of-the-art locker rooms and team rooms and improving the stadium," he said. "It should be real nice once they're done."

Although it wasn't for an official visit, Jefferson already attended two games at UCLA (against San Diego State and Cal).

"They are a young team," he said. "I didn't really have high expectations for them thus season. They have a lot of work to do and hopefully they'll do better next year."

One school that Jefferson says he definitely plans to visit officially is Notre Dame. "I really want to go there," he said. "I want to see what it's like out there. I like the coaches a lot and I'm looking forward to getting to know them better."

Jefferson admits he's been quite impressed with the Irish's success this season. "They are surprising a lot of people," he said. "They are winning a lot of close games and fighting hard."

Another team who has impressed Jefferson in 2009 is USC. "I like how even if it's close they come back and get it done," he said. "They always seem to find a way to win.

"Also their defense is always the best part of the program," he said. "And that's good for me as a corner.

"Coach Ken Norton, Jr. is saying that I'd be strictly a corner for them and that's fine with me," he said.

Jefferson has helped lead his team to a 6-0 start with 700 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns. Defensively, he has had 30 tackles and one interception.

Jefferson plans to major in business and reports a 3.0 core GPA and a 1280 PSAT. He took the SAT on Oct. 10.

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