Bruins Keeping Watch on Jefferson

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure linebacker Jalen Jefferson already has three Pac-10 offers and may be on the verge of more, and he's got interest in UCLA...

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure linebacker Jalen Jefferson (6-3, 210), is continuing to receive serious interest from much of the Pac-10, as well as a couple of national schools.

Jefferson has offers from Washington, Arizona State and Washington State, and more schools are on the cusp.

"Basically, I'm getting recruited by the whole Pac-10 but Cal, pretty heavily," said Jefferson. "Oregon and Arizona, I think they could be next to offer me."

Jefferson, who grew up a USC fan, is hearing from the Trojans as well as their cross-town rivals, UCLA.

"I went to UCLA's practice on Sunday and watched their scrimmage," said Jefferson, who attended a handful of Bruin games in the fall. "I'm going to go to a USC practice too. They want me to come to their Rising Stars Camp in the summer."

In addition, Jefferson is hearing from Colorado, Vanderbilt, UConn, Northwestern and Texas A&M.

"I don't really have a top five right now and it will be a while till I commit. I'm still pretty open," said Jefferson. "I'll take my visits first."

Jefferson got the offers from Arizona State and Washington State last Friday.

"They both came on the same day and I was pretty excited about them," said Jefferson.

In addition to the Rising Stars Camp, Jefferson will camp at the Nike Camp in Los Angeles later this month.

Academically, he's carrying a 3.2 GPA and took the SAT earlier this month and will take the SAT later this spring.

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