Decision day for Jeffery

Columbia High School 4-star safety/outside linebacker Damario Jeffery is one of the top overall prospects in the Palmetto State's Class of 2009, and the elite defender will announce his college choice this afternoon at a 2:45 p.m. news conference at his school. Read inside for all the details.

The 6'4", 215 pound Jeffery, who is ranked by as the no. 10 weakside linebacker in the country, has narrowed his choices down to three finalists - South Carolina, Alabama, and Auburn.

In an interview with earlier this week, Jeffery described what he likes about each of his three final schools.

South Carolina – "I like everything they're pushing for, all of the things they're getting built, all of the arrangements they've made and the recruiting classes in the last couple of years. I like the coaches, too."

Alabama – "I like Alabama. They have a great chance. Everything is grade 'A' at Alabama. I didn't see anything I didn't like there."

Auburn – "I don't know too much about Auburn; it's a team I grew up liking. I wanted to get to know them a little better, but I didn't have the time. I wanted to wait it out my whole senior year, but I think now is the right time to make a decision."

Whichever lucky school lands the Palmetto State standout's services will be getting an "old-fashioned, go get it-type of football player," according to Jeffery.

Stay tuned to this afternoon for complete coverage of Jeffery's announcement.

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