Visalia (Calif.) El Diamante RB Stefphon Jefferson is the Central Section's leading rusher (1,127 yards). On Thursday night, his Miners suffered a rare defeat at the hands of Paso Robles (Calif.), 35-14. It was arguably the toughest game for Jefferson this season, however, looking at the stat sheet (27 carries, 175 yards, 1 td receiving) it is easy to see why colleges are taking notice...
(5-11, 195) played mostly fullback last season while rushing for just over 600 yards. This year as the feature tailback in the Miners I-formation, he is getting a bulk of the carries. Last week, he rushed for 299 yards on 19 carries with four touchdowns in one half of play versus Visalia (Calif.) Mt. Whitney. However, Thursday night, Paso Robles (Calif.) was able to contain him per se. Jefferson still finished with 175 yards rushing on 27 carries, but did get into the end zone.
Colleges just want to see more film as the feature according to Jefferson. "They're looking for a complete back," he said.
Nevada could be the school to pull the trigger and offer the talented tailback. Jefferson is throwback player. He is not afraid to take on a defensive lineman or linebacker. He runs through defenders and not around them. He thrives on contact, and when he sees daylight, he has the motor to get to the end zone.
Jefferson scored a 1300 on his SAT. He is retaking on November 1 to improve his score. His goal is to break 1500.
Listen to the interview with Jefferson following Thursday night's game with Paso Robles for more on his recruitment…
Stefphon Jefferson Interview –
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