"My mother was on the visit with me and that was good that she was there. She loved the academic part of the visit. She's 100 percent about it."
In an interview to Devils Digest last month, Jefferson had placed Arizona State in his top three along with Michigan State and Colorado (schools that the wide receiver said he still could visit), and said at the time that he didn't know whether he will commit before the season started or not. That notion however, did change over the last couple of weeks.
"I knew that I wanted to commit before the season started," Jefferson said. "I really liked Arizona State when I got here but I was going to wait to commit before I left."
Jefferson, who is being recruited by offensive coordinator Mike Norvell, spent a lot of time talking to him and Head Coach Todd Graham about his role with the Sun Devil offense.
"The offense they run is similar to the offense I run in now high school," Jefferson said. "I'm a physical receiver that is also fast (Jefferson in a previous interview reported a 40-time of 4.6 seconds). I will be able to make big plays downfield with this offense.
"These players work very hard in practice and I'm a hard worker too."
In his junior year at Guyer High School the 6-4 200-pound Ellis Jefferson hauled in 38 catches for 676 yards. The wide receiver marks ASU's sixth verbal commitment of the 2013 class.