UConn Leads, But Jeffers Weighs his Options

Terence Jeffers is exploding on the recruiting scene, and he took his first official visit this past weekend when he visited Connecticut. Scout.com caught up with the "peach State" prospect to get the latest on his recruitment and to find out what kind of impression his recent trip made.

Wide receiver Terence Jeffers from Berkmar High, in Georgia had some glowing remarks about UConn after arriving home from his official visit.

"It was really nice. We saw the stadium, and toured where they are building the new facilities. I am impressed with where they are taking the program. The facilities like the new weight-room and the indoor field are going to be good for the program." Jeffers said.

"I just love what they are trying to do at UConn. The facilities they are building are good for the program athletically and academically. The weight room is three times the size of the old one. It will make everything a lot better for the students at UConn."

Jeffers was fortunate to have a player host that was from his area. "Kelvin Quarles was my host for the visit. He used to go to Meadow Creek, which is right down the street. He is a friend of mine. It was nice to get to catch up with him, and ask him the questions about UConn. See how it is and stuff like that."

At 6-foot-2, 195-pounds Jeffers has been flying under the radar, but colleges are starting to take notice of his skills as his senior film circulates.

"My coach has done a great job in getting me exposure. I have offers from UConn, and Vanderbilt, and I am hearing a lot from Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and Mississippi State. Ohio State is supposed to stop by and visit me next week."

If all things were equal, would he put one of those schools over another at this time?

"Yes and no. Yes because some of the programs are ahead of the others because of how they performed on the field last year, but no, because they have not actually extended me an offer. So, that is why they are there on my list, but they have not offered. If all things were equal I think it would probably come down to how the visit went."

"Connecticut is my leader for the time being. I was thinking about a cmmitment to UConn, but I am keeping my options open at this time, but I really enjoyed my visit there."

Although Jeffers plays both ways in high school, he is being recruited as a wide receiver by the schools that are showing him the most interest, and wide receiver coach/ recruiting coordinator Vinny Marino is handling Jeffers recruitment for the Huskies.

"Coach Marino is nice and interesting, and if I go there I know he will push me to the fullest of my abilities."

For the season, Jeffers had 43 receptions for 803 yards with ten touchdowns.


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