Juco OL favors Huskies among others

With the loss of four seniors, the offensive line for the Washington Huskies will look drastically different next year when it takes the field against San Jose State. One player Husky coaches are hoping to have in the fold for next year is West Los Angeles College's big-time OL Brandon Jefferson who will be on Montlake for an official visit very soon.

"I just talked to coach (Eric) Yarber the other day and I'll be up there on December 3rd for my visit with them," Jefferson told Dawgman.com.

"We talk about how there are plenty of spots opening up along the offensive line and that with hard work I can come in and play right away. He also said they have a great academic program that I can use to get a good job when I need something outside of football."

Jefferson claims three favorites at this point as Washington, Arizona and Oklahoma have been recruiting him the hardest. He has only been offered by the Huskies at this point, but he says that should change in the very near future.

"Right now Washington is my only offer, but coach (Mike) Tuiasosopo from Arizona and their offensive line coach are coming down next week and we should be setting up a visit and they should be offering as well," Jefferson said noting that Oklahoma has been coming on strong as well too.

"Coach (Kelly) Skipper from Washington State is also trying to get me up for a visit soon and if they offer then I'm going to head up there as well. If Washington State offers, then that will eliminate one of my top three. It would probably eliminate Arizona if that happens."

Even though he is from the Los Angeles area, he has not problem moving away from home to attend the college he chooses to play for. The Seattle area is a definite draw for the 6-5, 310-pounder because of his mother's ties to the area and a former boss' wife who attended Washington.

"My mom works for a water company down here and she knows a lot of people in the Seattle office," Jefferson said. "She has a lot of friends up there so that would be nice if I needed to get a job there. My boss at L.A. Fitness down here, his wife graduated for U-Dub and she always talks about how great it is up there."

Jefferson benches 410 pounds, squats 555 and reports a 4.9 forty time. He has played ever position other than center along the offensive line and doesn't care where he plays as long as he can hit someone.

"At this point, I'm better at run-blocking than pass-blocking, but I've only allowed a couple sacks since I started playing high school ball," Jefferson said proudly. "I allowed one last year, but this year I didn't allow one.

"I want to get more consistent at playing my position and become perfect. When we watch the game films, I always have a lot of highlights, but I only see the mistakes and the things I could have done better. I want to be able to play the perfect game and not make any mistakes. I always watch film and I learn from them."

Jefferson hopes to complete his degree during winter quarter and hopes to enroll before spring ball, but he needs to finish a communication and science class to finish his degree.

"I want to get to wherever I decide to commit by spring practice so I can get a chance to play ball right away," Jefferson said. "I need to get on the field so I can have a chance to get to the next level and I want to play early.

"U-Dub isn't doing really well right now in the Pac 10, but they have good coaches up there and they have a history of putting a lot of players into the NFL. I want to play in the league so that is a definite plus for the Huskies – they put players into the NFL."

Jefferson will have three to play two and plans to major in Business or Sociology wherever he attends school. He plans to make a decision by the end of December.

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