Jeffries Picks OU, Takes Visit

The Sooners have bolstered their 2009 offensive line by adding a "sleeper" talent from Coahoma Community College in Mississippi. Check inside to hear some comments from Coahoma's coach on how it went down.

Tavaris Jeffries, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound offensive lineman from Coahoma Community College in Miss. (by way of Memphis, Tenn.) is the latest player to issue a verbal commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners according to the college's head football coach and athletic director Freeman Horton.

"How did you find out," Horton asked when told about reading about Jeffries' decision on the web.

After answering Horton's question the coach went in to a little more detail on how it all unfolded.

"I guess they just talked to him and he decided yesterday to go ahead (and commit)," Horton explained.

"They started talking to him back in December. I guess they found out about him through their travels and just by just talking to some other coaches in Mississippi who told them about him (Jeffries)."

Horton believes that the Sooners are getting a player that can come in and compete for a starting job right from the get go, but he also admits that he does not know all that much about the OU program.

"I am just an old SEC guy," Horton said with a laugh. "I don't know that much about them, but I thought that he (Jeffries) was a very good player. He is very athletic."

Jeffries basically committed sight unseen, but he will get a taste for Norman this weekend when he takes his official visit.

"He will be out there today," The coach confirmed. "He leaves at 2:00."

Jeffries was also being pursued by schools like Texas Tech, Marshall, and Kansas.

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