After all, he plays for a premier high school program (St. Xavier), has great size (6-5, 297 pounds), good strength (315-pound bench press) and runs reasonably well (5.1 for the 40-yard dash). Academics won't be a problem, either.
However, rather than feel sorry for himself and wonder why even hometown Louisville or in-state Kentucky have not offered, the Louisville offensive lineman is pushing himself so he'll be even more attractive to college coaches.
"I am expecting some offers from what I hear, but right now I have no offers," Jefferies said. "I really don't have a school I like more than anyone else, either. Everyone is about equal right now with me. There are no favorites."
He's planning to go to Kentucky's camp Sunday. Later this month he also hopes to attend one-day camps at Ohio State and probably Louisville and Purdue.
Jefferies is realistic about his game. He knows he needs to improve his hip strength. "I am a tall guy and it's harder for me to get low," he said. "I would also like to get my 40 time under 5 (seconds) if I can."
He says not having any scholarship offers has made him work harder in the weight room or when he's running sprints or hills.
"Maybe teams are just waiting to see how I do at camps, or even during the season," he said. "That's fine with me. I am pretty open minded about things and just want something that fits my circumstances best.
"I know I can perform. I know I can play Division I football. I'm in no hurry about picking a school. I'm in no hurry. I am just taking it all in, having fun and letting it all motivate me. I am not going to get the big head when the offers do come. I have good coaches and good surroundings to help with that."
Kentucky fans don't have to worry what might happen if another school makes the first offer, either. "I don't think it will matter which team offers first," he said. "I am not going to overreact to that."