Jeffrey gives USC a 10

Four-star wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey from Calhoun County High School in South Carolina made his commitment to the USC Trojans before he had ever stepped foot on the Los Angeles campus. Jeffrey recently made it to the west coast for the Rising Stars Camp and explained that the visit exceeded all his expectations and he rated it a 10.

Four-star wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey from Calhoun County High School in South Carolina made his commitment to the USC Trojans before he had ever stepped foot on the Los Angeles campus. Jeffrey recently made it to the west coast for the Rising Stars Camp and explained that the visit exceeded all his expectations and he rated it a 10.

"It was a great camp," said Alshon Jeffrey, who showed why the USC coaches made him such a high priority with his impressive play. "I would rate the visit a ten out of ten. It more than lived up to my expectations."


USC commit Alshon Jeffrey
The 6-4, 200-pound receiver quickly emerged as one of the top players at the Rising Stars Camp, using his size and deceptive speed to cause match up problems for the smaller defensive backs. The USC coaches got a glimpse into the future as Matt Barkley threw several deep passes and Jeffrey would jump over the defender to make the play.

"I just watched my brother when I was little and I try and use that to my advantage. Plus, I play basketball and it is the same as going up for a rebound," Jeffrey said when asked about his ability to elevate in traffic and make the tough catch.

While Jeffrey had his way with most of the defensive backs, one player that impressed him on and off the field was his roommate, and fellow USC commit, T.J. McDonald.

"He seems like he is going to bring great leadership to the field on defense. He is a strong, physical player and that is what it's going to take for us to win a national championship," said Jeffrey who also complimented the play of Randall Carroll and 2010 prospect Dillon Baxter. "Defense wins championships and offense puts the points on the board."

The trip to Los Angeles allowed Jeffrey the opportunity to learn more about the USC program and spend some time with head coach Pete Carroll.

"He is a great guy. What can I say, he is going to be as real with you as he can be," Jeffrey said of his future head coach. "He isn't going to try and lie to you. He is just going to be upfront with you. What you see on TV is what you get."

Jeffrey is excited to be a part of USC's star-studded 2009 recruiting class and can't for the opportunity to combine the players various talents in pursuit of a national championship.

"We are going to try and separate ourselves from the rest, and show our talent, and live up to the hype by going out and winning a championship," Jeffrey said of the 2009 class.

"Ever since I was younger I have wanted to go to a place where I could win. I love winning! L.A. is the place to be."

Jeffrey plans to take an official visit to USC during the football season and hopes to make it out for the Ohio State game.


Alshon Jeffrey goes up high for the ball.

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