"He's one of the elite kids in this class," said Musgrove. "He is proving he can compete with the top players, and he has done that.
"Amile is 6-foot-9 and 200 pounds with a 7-foot wingspan. He's what I would call wiry strong... basketball strong. He's not going to impress anyone in the weight room, but on the court he plays much stronger than his weight and can battle the top big men in the country who may have 30 or 40 pounds on him. He's also able to defend wings and guards. Overall, I would say he is a very versatile player.
Rated a five-star recruit and the No. 3 power forward in the country by Scout.com, Jefferson can impact the game in a variety of ways.
"I don't know what position he will play in college because we just call him a basketball player," said Musgrove. "On offense he can play the four or three-spot, and he can play both equally well. On defense I think he can guard a two, three, or four. In AAU we use him in a variety of ways at different positions. I think that versatility is what he can provide a college program."
What might be even more impressive about Jefferson is his ability to excel in the classroom. He carries a 3.4 GPA and has consistently stated throughout his recruitment that academics will play a major role in his college decision.
"That was instilled in him at a very young age... school and books come first, " Musgrove stated. "Amile embraced that. "Now that he's a young man, we don't have to push him as much. He knows what he needs to do and he does it, he gets it done. He has a good foundation and that has led him to really be a good student-athlete."
Jefferson will now turn much of his focus to recruiting as the summer AAU circuit is complete. According to Musgrove he has over 30 scholarship offers, and this weekend he will be visiting an ACC program.
"We will be taking a visit to NC State this weekend," said Musgrove. "That will be the first visit that we will take this summer. He's been to Maryland and all of our local schools, Temple, La Salle, and Villanova, and we'll line up several more unofficial visits.
"He has the Boost Mobile later this month and once that is done he has two more weeks before school starts. We're hoping to squeeze in one or two more visits then to schools that are in driving distance. This is a good opportunity for him to unofficially visit some of the programs expressing major interest."
NC State has certainly done that. With assistant coach Rob Moxley heading up Jefferson's recruitment, the Wolfpack was present at virtually all of his AAU games during the evaluation period.
"A good part of having a great program is obviously your ability to recruit," said Musgrove. "You have to be able to recruit and recruiting is all about promoting your program. You have to sell your program, your school, and your style of play, and I would say coach Moxley does an excellent job of that. With that being said, coach Gottfried has also been at several of Amile's games so it has been a group effort from NC State.
"I think they had an opportunity to see Amile this AAU season and really like his style of play. They firmly believe that he can come to NC State and mature into a very good student-athlete. NC State has shown that interest since the beginning, and we've talked to them during the times they are able to call. They've shared a ton of information about the university and have express a ton of interest in Amile, and I know that he feels that is a school that really wants him. Amile knows they want him to go there."
Jefferson, who is considering offers from programs such as NC State, Maryland, Villanova, Ohio State, and Syracuse among others, will likely use the upcoming unofficial visits to narrow down his list to a group of schools that he can officially visit once his school year begins.
"That's why the unofficials are important," said Musgrove. "We can see the schools now and use these trips to find out which schools could receive official visits.
"Now, my hope is that we can wrap this up fairly quickly. I would like him to at least give his verbal commitment to a school prior to his season starting. That is my hope. I'm going to support him in going to as many places as we can get so that he can go into the season knowing where he is going to go... maybe have this wrapped up by September."