Jefferson Closer To Decision

Pittsburgh (PA) Woodland Hills DE Quinton Jefferson picked up most of his offers this spring, and now he's looking to narrow things down, in hoping of making a decision before the season.

Quinton Jefferson now checks in at 6-4, 230 pounds, and still stands with eight offers. Recently, he said that it's down to two schools, and that remains the same. Jefferson has entered the evaluation state of his recruiting process.

"Pitt and Iowa, those two right now," Jefferson said. "I'm evaluating what both schools have right now, and see what I'm interested in. It's pretty much been the same. Right now, I'm in the process trying to make decision. Hopefully, it'll be before the season. Right now, I'm just evaluating the teams."

Jefferson was down at Pitt's practice facility last week for Pitt's passing camp. He helped his Woodland Hills team to a title in its division. Jefferson said it was nice to get back down to Pitt, because he wasn't expecting to spend some additional time visiting with the Pitt coaches.

"It's kind of like an extra visit," Jefferson said. "I got down to see the coaches. It's nice to be able to show my abilities, like running routes and catching the ball."

Additionally, Jefferson met with defensive line coach Greg Gattuso--his potential position coach and recruiting coach. He also had a one-on-one with head coach Dave Wannstedt.

"Seeing Coach Gattuso out there meant a lot," Jefferson said. "I had a chance to meet with Coach Wannstedt, one-on-on, and clear up a few things."

That kind of personal attention is a big draw for Jefferson.

"It does make you feel important," Jefferson said, referring to his one-on-one with Wannstedt. "He's real down to earth and laid back. You forget you're talking to a head coach. It's nice to be wanted. For a head coach to sit and spend time with you, that's impressive."

In addition to Jefferson, the Wolverines also have linebacker Ejuan Price, who has offers from a number of schools, and Lafayette Pitts, who committed to Pitt just last week. Jefferson liked being with Pitts when he made his decision.

"It was cool," Jefferson said. "I support him all the way. I'm glad for him. He got his stuff out the way. He deserved it."

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