Tennessee 4-star snags offer

Clemson sent out a handful of offers to wide receivers late last week. Among those to receive the word was four-star Van Jefferson.

WR Van Jefferson Profile

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound prospect is a junior at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn.

"My coach came up to me today -- it just happened about two hours ago. He told me to call them, I called coach [Robbie] Caldwell, who told me the great news. I was pretty excited about it," Jefferson told CUTigers last Thursday night.

His contact with Clemson began earlier this year.

"Coach Caldwell came to my school about a month ago," Jefferson said. "Seeing him there was pretty much a surprise. I didn't know they were going to [offer], but when they did it, I was pretty excited."

The No. 33 wide receiver in the class of 2015 likes what Dabo Swinney is building at Clemson.

"I know they throw the ball a lot. Coach Swinney being a wide receiver, they had Sammy Watkins, DeAndre Hopkins and [Martavis] Bryant -- you know they're going to sling it pretty much every down," Jefferson said. "Just knowing that they're a passing school makes them very interesting."

Jefferson will visit several schools during his spring break, but he hasn't set any dates.

"I'm still kind of figuring it out. I want to go to a lot of them, so I've got to get the dates set up and things like that," he said.

With 11 offers in hand, Jefferson is still weighing out his options.

"No favorites right now, I'm just kind of going through the process, seeing the schools that are interested in me, things like that," he said. "I'm going to try to make my decision before the season starts."

Several factors will be considered.

"Coach's trust, somewhere that's going to push me harder to make it to the next level, the NFL, just college atmosphere, academics, because football is not going to be there forever," Jefferson said. "And just somewhere I can come in and play early."

As a junior, he caught 87 passes for 1,257 yards with 14 touchdowns.

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