Super LB Will Visit UM

This All-America linebacker prospect is having an outstanding season. He has two official visits set up and has over 60 scholarship offers. Read on to find out whether he'll visit Miami, what he likes about the Hurricanes, and where they rank on his list of current favorites.

At 6-foot-2 and 232 pounds, Brandywine (Md) Gwynn Park standout linebacker Wes Jefferson has been off to an outstanding start this season.

In helping his team to a 5-0 start, Jefferson has registered 68 tackles, six sacks, three caused fumbles, and one blocked punt. He also plays offense on occasion.

"I only play on offense whenever the coaches need me," Jefferson said. "I don't play much, only in certain situations."

Jefferson, who is fully qualified inside the classroom with a 1030 SAT score, said the recruiting process is starting to get tougher.

"It's been getting crazy," he said. "The coaches can call every week and I still have a lot of them calling. I guess that'll keep going until I narrow down my list. Right now, the only two that I know for sure that I'll visit are Miami on December 13 and Maryland on December 20."

The talented linebacker said he's not sure on his other three yet.

"I'm still looking at a lot of others," he said. "I'm looking at Notre Dame. Surprisingly, I'm looking at Hawaii and it's not because of the location. They are well coached. June Jones has NFL coaching experience. I'm also looking at Penn State, Virginia, and Ohio State."

Jefferson, who said all of the schools he's still considering have offered him a scholarship, said he doesn't have any favorites right now.

"I really couldn't say," he said. "Every last one of our games are on Saturdays, usually at 2, so I don't get to watch much college football. I rarely get to see any of these teams play and I usually can't go to any games. I was able to go to the Maryland/Florida State game but that's been it. I'll know a lot more about where I want to go after my visits."

Jefferson talked more about the Hurricanes.

"Miami's a good school," he said. "I know it's a real small school. The coaches do a great job there and I like the player personnel. Coach Hargreaves is real cool. He seems like a real good guy and I know he coaches the linebackers. He wants me to play middle linebacker there but I can play both inside and outside. Miami's definitely on my list."

Lately there has been a lot of talk about Jefferson likely staying close to home. He discussed that.

"I've never said anything like that so I don't know why people think that," he said. "Maryland's a great school and they're on my list, but so is Miami and some other schools that aren't around here. I'll just go where I best fit in."

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