Jefferson Bounces Back

While playing quarterback for Destrehan High School last season, Jordan Jefferson (6-4, 210, 4.5) suffered a wrist injury in just the fifth game. He would later return for his team's last game of the season and finished his junior year with 1,600 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions.

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This season, Jefferson is primed and ready to lead the Wildcats to the Superdome.


"Last Monday was our first day of two-a-day practices and my wrist felt better than ever," said Jefferson.


The big, athletic signal caller has received just one offer (Ole Miss) so far and he feels it is all due to his injury.


"I went to a few camps over the summer and I spoke to coaches from just about every school in the SEC as well as Georgia Tech and all of the coaches told me the same thing," Jefferson informed. "They all say they want to see how I do in a few games this season before they offer me a scholarship.


"It doesn't bother me any though. Look at last season. I played in only six games and I am still considered as one of the best quarterbacks in the state. I feel like I work harder than any other quarterback that's out there and after having to deal with that injury, I feel like I've been through a lot more as well. I have a lot of heart."


To show coaches that he is fully recovered from the injury, Jefferson attended four camps over the summer and he gave us the skinny on what some of the coaches told him and what he thought of the campus environment.


LSU--"I had a lot of fun there and the coaches showed me some interest as well. I spoke to coach [Larry] Porter and coach [Gary] Crowton. They said they liked me a lot, but they wanted to see me play in a few games before they would offer me a scholarship. I like LSU because I know most of the players on the team and I feel like if I went there it would be like a family type atmosphere."


Alabama--"The Alabama camp was the hardest one that I went to. That is the type of camp that separates the men from the boys. I liked the facilities and the weight room was also really nice. Alabama has a good offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. They would be good coaches to play for."


Auburn--"The Auburn camp went well. I enjoyed the trip. The main thing I like with Auburn is coach [Greg] Knox. I'm really cool with him because we talk all of the time."


Georgia Tech--"Georgia Tech had nice facilities," said Jefferson. "The campus and everything was smaller, but still cool."


Now that he has been to a few camps and summer is just about over, does Jefferson have a favorite or a team he is hoping to receive an offer from?


"I like all of the schools in the SEC as well as Georgia Tech," Jefferson said. "I feel like the SEC is the best conference out there, but I am willing to go where ever I will be able to play."


What is Jefferson looking for in a team?


"I'm paying attention to the depth charts and the style of offense teams run," he explained. "I want to play for a team that is pretty balanced and not so much run oriented."


When will he pull the trigger on a decision?


"I am waiting until signing day to decide," Jefferson said. "I am going to do some homework on a few teams and if possible, I'd like to make a few official visits to some schools as well."


Note: Jefferson maintained a 3.0 GPA last school year and recorded an 18 on the ACT.


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