Jefferson: "MSU Has The Edge"
A.J. Jefferson is gearing up for an official visit to Starkville for the biggest game in the state of Mississippi. Jefferson says the Egg Bowl can't get here soon enough.
"I just can't wait to get over there. It's going to be great and a fun time. I am interested to see how it all turns out."
As of right now, Jefferson says Mississippi State has the lead over Ole Miss and other programs.
"I would give Mississippi State the edge. I'm really liking what I hear from the coaches there. They tell me I could play early or even start if I come in and work real hard. I like that because it's realistic."
Ole Miss certainly isn't out of the picture, however, and Jefferson says he plans to be patient with the Rebels in order to see how the whole situation plays out.
"I'm basically just waiting to see what goes down there. I want to see who they hire. I mean, it's crazy because I had a great relationship with coach Nutt but I guess you can't go to a school just because of a coach."
Jefferson is also getting quite a bit of attention from Louisiana Tech and Southern Miss.
"Louisiana Tech is a good team. They beat Ole Miss this year! They need D-Linemen so I know I could come in there and get real early playing time. I also like SMU. They are telling me pretty much the same thing."
Jefferson enjoys hearing from college coaches but he also appreciates the fresh perspective of a peer. Mississippi State commit Deonte Evans has been in his ear constantly about the Bulldogs.
"We play against each other right now but we also know each other real well. We are pretty close. He tells me all the time how I could come to Mississippi State and play with him. He tells me how I should be a part of the bandwagon and join the talent in Mississippi."
For now, however, Jefferson is taking it one day at a time.
"There's just no reason to rush it."
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