Jeffcoat Looking at Schedule

Plano West's Jackson Jeffcoat is one of the top three sport stars in the state of Texas. Currently averaging double figures for the state ranked Wolves on the basketball court and the track season to follow, finding the time to take unofficial visits can be a challenge. With junior days already starting and more right around the corner, the five-star prospect is looking at his schedule.

To say Jackson Jeffcoat is a busy young man would be an understatement. The 6-4.5, 235-pound star defensive end for Plano West is also one of the top players for the Wolves state ranked basketball team and will follow up hoops season by taking his talents to the track where he will be one of the favorites in the region in the shot and discus.

"We're 20-2 right now," said Jeffocat, who is averaging 11.9 points and 7.7 rebounds, "We are 5-0 in district."

Jeffcoat, who posted more than 100 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and nine sacks in 2008, hasn't had much time to reflect on the 2008 football season that ended in an overtime loss to Cedar Hill in one of this year's playoff classics.

"It was a pretty good season. We didn't go as far as we should have. We lost to Cedar Hill and could have won that game. I'd like to do better next year," Jeffcoat said.

With the busy schedule, finding the time to make a day trip to various colleges in the region for junior days can be a challenge. Jeffcoat says he is sitting down with his family to take a look at their schedule.

"My parents and I are looking at that (junior days) right now. We have to look at our schedule. Texas has invited me on February 8th. OU invited me on January 24th, but I can't make that one because of basketball. I did go to Houston's junior day last weekend," Jeffcoat said.

While his senior season is months away on the gridiron, Jeffcoat says he knows what he wants to improve on and how playing basketball can help in that process.

"I just want to improve on my speed, quickness and get off. Basketball is so much fun. You can still be aggressive and are constantly running. That helps with certain type of movements. You have to be quick, accelerate and explosive," Jeffcoat said.

As far as a future in basketball, the powerful junior says he hopes to play at the next level.

"I think I'm going to try to play both in college. That is something I've been talking with my family about. I hope to play both," Jeffcoat said.

While making a decision on a future destination doesn't appear to be close, Jeffcoat knows exactly what he is looking for in a college. In terms of scheme, he feels like he can fit a number of schemes.

"I'm just looking for a place I can see myself being for four years. Having good people around me and also good coaching. I think I fit into different schemes. I feel like I can play an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme and end in a 4-3," Jeffcoat said.

Carrying the label of one of the top football prospects in the country can be tough for a young man to handle at times. That label will not have an effect on the Plano West star, but push him to continue to improve.

"It feels good to be considered in that way. You know you have to keep working hard to improve. It's motivation to make you work harder," Jeffcoat said.

The 6-4.5, 235-pound pass rushing terror has offers from USC, Georgia, Notre Dame, LSU, Oklahoma, Florida and Texas A&M among others with Texas to official offer in February.


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