Jefferson Picks up TCU Offer

The TCU staff is looking to keep their 2016 hot streak going and they hope Pernell Jefferson takes a serious look at what they're building in Fort Worth.

TCU has just one or two spots left for the class of 2015 and in case you haven’t noticed, they’re off to an amazing start with their 2016 class, ranking #5 in Scout.com’s team rankings. With scholarship offers at a premium, TCU is reaping the rewards of a (12-1) season that saw the Horned Frogs decimate a supposed SEC West power in Ole Miss., 42-3 in the Peach Bowl. With 7 commitments already in the fold, 5 of which rank as Scout 300 prospects, the Frogs are striking while the iron is hot.

Pernell Jefferson from Warren Easton High School in New Orleans, La. is one of the Horned Frogs’ latest targets. At 6’2” and 235 pounds, Jefferson is an elite level prospect that could play multiple positions in TCU’s vaunted 4-2-5 defense. HornedFrogBlitz.com spoke with Jefferson and he explained it was Coach Anderson that delivered the good news to him.

”Coach Jarret Anderson offered me” said Jefferson. “I have four offers now, Mississippi State, TCU, Missouri and Tulane.”

When asked what position he thought he would play at the next level, the talented Jefferson gave a humble yet honest answer.

”Whatever fits me best, I can’t really say” he said. “I’ll play wherever I’m needed.”

Jefferson has the speed to play the linebacker position for the TCU defense but his projection at defensive end brings back memories of Jerry Hughes and Stansly Maponga when I watch him run. While he says he doesn’t know much about TCU, he fits the mold of a typical Gary Patterson type of recruit and wants to visit Fort Worth for an upcoming junior day event.

”I’m just trying to find a place that I can call home and fit it” explains Jefferson. “I really want a coach that will make me feel welcomed and I know that they would look out for me.”

While he’s gaining more and more attention, there are a few schools that he’s yet to hear from and he wasted no time naming the top 3 that he wants to learn more about.

”The Texas Longhorns, LSU and Texas A&M.”


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