The Right Timing

Cedric Jeffries is one of the best football players in the state of New Jersey. The wide receiver had several offers including Maryland and Wisconsin. Jeffries committed to the University of Virginia.

"I have committed to Virginia," said Jeffries. "I like and trust the coaches and like the academics."

Cedric Jeffries knew the timing was right to commit to Virginia and also wanted to get it out of the way. He wants to focus on the upcoming football season and not worry about his recruitment.

As many know Virginia and Head Coach Al Groh have had a tremendous amount of success in the Garden State--every year grabbing some of the state's top talent. This year is no different as Jeffries himself is from New Jersey.

"They just find the right kids and know how to get them there," Jeffries said about UVa 's coaching staff.

The home-state school for Jeffries is Rutgers University, though Jeffries did not consider them too much.

"They took too long to recruit me," Jeffries said. "I don't really like the coaches that much."

Jeffries said UVa got the edge of Wisconsin because he had talked to the coaches at Virginia more often and it was closer to his home in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Jeffries said location was definitely a factor for him and certainly helped Virginia's cause.

Jeffries said the coaches at Virginia are recruiting him as a wide receiver.

As the football season is fast approaching, Jeffries is working towards opening kick-off.

"I am lifting, running, and doing different ball drills," he said.

Last year Jeffries had nine catches for 230 yards and five touchdowns in limited play due to a knee injury, which cost him to miss four games.


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