Top-flight receiver names Vandy as leader

After taking an official visit to Vanderbilt, one of the most highly sought-after receiver prospects in the Southeast has named the Commodores as his current leader.

Chris Jefferson is a tall wide receiver prospect from Morganton, NC that has scholarship offers from around the country. At 6-3 and 175 pounds with 4.5 speed, Jefferson helped lead his Freedom team to a 10-2 record by catching over 40 passes for nearly 700 yards. He has been on one official visit thus far, and it made quite an impression.

"Vanderbilt is the only official visit I have taken so far," said Jefferson. "I loved it. Brandon Smith was my player host there. I'm really leaning towards Vanderbilt a lot right now. I know it's the only visit I've taken so far, but it's more than that. They have a lot of really young players that I can relate with real well. I liked the coaches and the city of Nashville. The education you can get there is the best too. They graduate 100% of their players. It's just going to be hard to find a place that offers more than Vanderbilt. I'm going to visit Duke this weekend, Boston College on 1-17, Clemson on 1-11, and Virginia on 1-25. When I go on visits now, I'm just going to compare them to Vanderbilt."

Jefferson has the frame and the quickness to be an early contributor on the next level. In a recruiting year loaded with receiver talent, Jefferson is one of the most highly sought after prospects in the region.

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