“I’ll be furthering my education and athletics at the University of Florida,” Jefferson said. “I feel at home there. I got a chance to talk to Coach McElwain, Coach Williams and Coach Collins. I fit great in the defense they’re trying to bring.”
The 6-3, 258-pounder from Baker County High School comes in as the No. 13 player in the country and the No. 3 defensive end. He joins offensive tackle Martez Ivey to give the Gators two of the top five players in the state of Florida during a transition class.
Jefferson suffered a shoulder injury early in his senior season, tearing soft tissue after his labrum. The injury occurred in mid-September, and Jefferson said at the time he expected to miss 6-8 weeks.