Jefferson up to eight offers

Woodland Hills, fresh off sending defensive tackle Khaynin Mosley-Smith to Pitt, defensive end Rich Gray to Kent State, running back Dom Timbers to Syracuse and tight end Mike Lee to Purdue has another set of Division I prospects for its 2011 class.

One of them is tight end/defensive end Quenton Jefferson. Jefferson, who says he's at 6-4, 220 pounds right now, is quickly up to eight offers. Pitt was the first offer, followed by Maryland, Syracuse, Boston College, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and West Virginia. A trip to Purdue is also on Jefferson's agenda, which could result in another offer.

"It was kind of like a domino effect," Jefferson said. "I got the first one (from Pitt), then they started rolling in."

Jefferson is a cousin of 2010 Pitt signee Brandon Ifill, and a close friend of Mosley-Smith. Both players are already pushing for Jefferson to come to Pitt. He knows, as they do, he will make the best decision for him.

"They would both like me to go there," Jefferson added. "But, the good thing about KK and Brandon, too, is they don't pressure me either. They know I have to do what's best for me."

Even so, Jefferson was down at Pitt this week for an academic meeting. The presentation not only showed him what Pitt had to offer as far as academics, but answered his questions about the academic side of things, wherever he ends up going to school.

"I hear from (Pitt) a lot, I went down (Monday) to see academics," Jefferson said. "That was the first time I had seen something like that. They gave you this playbook, and it had all the classes laid out, and what you have to do. They told me how the schedule works, how they schedule your classes, what you do after practice, where you come for tutoring, everything. It was very informative.

"I really liked it because no matter where I go, I'm looking for a school with a good education and a good football program."

Jefferson said with eight offers in his pocket, it's not likely he'll go to any combines or any prospect camps over the summer. Outside of a possible unofficial trip to Purdue in the near future, he will be back at Pitt's passing camp with his team in June. He said Woodland Hills always goes to the Pitt passing camp, then gets to pick another passing camp to go to. Last year, it was Michigan's. Right now, he's unsure of where that other passing camp will be.

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