Jeffers Preparing to Suit Up with Red Raiders

It didn't take one of Oklahoma best prep stars long to realize he had found a home in Lubbock. Now that the ink has dried on his letter of intent, Eisenhower running back Harrison Jeffers has a couple more things to do before his report date. RaiderPower had the chance to speak with Jeffers for this update.

Back in March of 2007, Eisenhower (OK) running back Harrison Jeffers did not have many college options. But then again, he didn't need many. Once the Texas Tech coaches made the offer, he accepted about a week later.

Now with his letter of intent signed, the 5-foot-9, 215-pound Jeffers has one more hurdle to cross before he is set to report in July.

"The reason I am going in July instead of June is I have to retake my ACT," Jeffers said.

He explained that only one more point is needed to secure his spot on the Red Raiders team. Jeffers said he recently talked with the coaches and both parties expect that he will do well.

Jeffers said he has a bit of a strategy that he will use this go around.

"I need one point and I know that my strongest subject on the test is reading," Jeffers said. "I will try and get extra points by doing really well in reading so that I can raise my score up."

Once this is taken care of, Jeffers will be good to go. He said that he was initially attracted to the Red Raider program because of the coaches. During his recruitment, it was Coach Seth Littrell who he kept in contact with, and still does.

"I committed [and eventually signed] with Texas Tech because the coaches down there are real," Jeffers said. "They were real about how they play the game down there and how the running backs touch on the ball a lot."

With that said, in addition to playing the running back position, Jeffers is also likely to play in the special teams returning punts and kickoffs. Of course with his type of speed (4.41 in the 40-yard), he said that the coaches want him to have the ball in his hands.

"They said they like my breakaway speed and said I would be good for long runs," Jeffers said. "They said I could score nearly every time I touch the ball." will keep you updated on Jeffers and how he performs on his ACT.

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