Jeffery showcases athleticism in Charlotte

Columbia (SC) 4-star safety Damario Jeffery was one of the standout performers at Saturday's Armour combine in Charlotte, and caught up with the athletic prospect to get his thoughts on how he did at the event and to talk the latest in his recruitment. Check inside for this exclusive video interview with Jeffery.


Full transcript of video interview

GamecockAnthem: What were some of your times out here — forty times, the shuffle?

Damario Jeffery: I had some average times that weren't as good as I wanted (them) to be. But I ran a 4.6 (second) forty, a 37" vertical, a 7.1 "L drill", and a 9'9" broad jump.

GA: Talk about your recruiting right now. What's going on with you right now; have you had coaches coming by your school recently?

DJ: I had a lot of coaches come by my school recently. NC State came by and offered me. Kentucky came by and offered. Michigan came by and offered. Clemson came around. I think that will be all.

GA: Who's standing out for you right now?

DJ: I don't have a standout; I haven't looked into enough colleges to say that.

GA: Do you have any future visits set up yet?

DJ: I'm going to probably visit every school that has offered me. That's all I can say.

GA: How many offers are you up to?

DJ: Around 25.

GA: You did take that trip to Alabama and seemed to like it, what did you think about that trip?

DJ: Oh, Alabama is a great place to be. I love the environment, love the academic center. Plus, they're one of the SEC's original powerhouses and (with) Nick Saban for a head coach and he coaches the DB's, what more could I like about that?

GA: Alright, you were one time committed to Clemson. Are you still interested in them? I know you kind of backed off. Is the interest gone?

DJ: I really backed off every school because I want to give every school a fair chance. And I'm going to look at every school that has offered me and see which one is the best for me.

GA: Alright, with the hometown South Carolina Gamecocks, what do you think about your recruiter David Reaves?

DJ: He's a great recruiter, because me, personally, when South Carolina offered me I was just like, ‘well that's just an offer,' because I had it in my head I wasn't going there. But David Reaves has told me some good things; (I've) seen some good things, and he's kept South Carolina in the race.

GA: You've talked (before) about playing in the SEC, does that still stand for you?

DJ: I want to play wherever I get in and where I fit in, that's how I see it.

GA: Alright, decision — signing day? Senior year? When do you plan on making that decision?

DJ: As soon as I take all my visits.

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