Bruins V. Ducks for Jefferson

Anthony Jefferson, the talented athlete from Los Angeles Cathedral, took an official visit to his hometown team, UCLA, last weekend. "It was a great visit. I love it at UCLA," Jefferson said. He also has one more official visit this weekend...

Anthony Jefferson, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound four-star wide receiver/defensive back from Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, Calif., took an official visit to his hometown team, UCLA, last weekend (Jan. 15).

"It was a great visit," Jefferson said. "I love it at UCLA. I've been there before, but this time I got to see everything. I checked out all the stuff I hadn't seen before like the dorms and just toured the whole campus.

"The dorms are really nice and very spacious," he said. "I love the facilities there and it's a great environment."

Jefferson says he also is very impressed with Bruins head coach, Rick Neuheisel. "Coach Neuheisel is cool," he said. "He's very down-to-earth and he really loves his players. They really all have a good bond. He's close to all of them and is always around.

"I really like the program he's building there," he said. "They're gonna be doing great things."

Jefferson, ranked as the No. 15 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, now favors UCLA and Oregon solidly over Arizona. All of his favorites have offered. "It's really between UCLA and Oregon," he said. "But I plan on visiting Arizona (Jan. 22), so they're still in it too."

He says the Bruins and Ducks are recruiting him the hardest. "They always keep in contact," he said. "They come to the school, my house and call whenever they can. They've just been after me the longest and show they really want me."

Jefferson visited the Ducks officially on Sept. 26. "Coach Chip Kelly is doing a real good job," he said. "They've been playing some great football and it seems like a good place to be. They're going to keep getting better. I loved everything about my visit."

He also visited California officially on Oct. 3, but says he's no longer considering the Bears. He previously had USC in his top four as well, but says the Trojans are out of the picture too.

"I just feel better about UCLA and Oregon," he said. "I can't see myself going to Cal and there's too much stuff going on at USC. It's not what I want to get into."

He also says the Bears and Trojans aren't recruiting him as hard as UCLA or Oregon, but that seems beside the point.

Jefferson says he'll be making his announcement on signing day. "I'll probably be doing it on Fox Sports," he said.

"I'll pray about it and go with my gut," he said.

Jefferson plans to major in business and reports a 3.0 core GPA and an 1150 SAT.


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