Huskies make Jefferson's top three

Washington continues to search high and low for linebacker prospects to bring into the fold and one that got an early offer from the Husky coaching staff is St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Ca.) LB Jalen Jefferson. Dawgman.com spoke to the talented defensive prospect recently and he updated us on things including which teams made his top three and which five will get visits in the coming months...

"I've sorta narrowed things down a little bit since the summer," Jefferson told Dawgman.com. "I'm visiting Washington, Cal, Arizona, Iowa State and Boise State and my top three out of that group are Washington, Cal and Boise State.

"I haven't talked to any coaches lately becuase it's been a dead period for them where they can't call me, but I'm expecting to talk to a bunch of them (September 1st) because they can start calling again and when I talk to them I will most likely set up my visit dates then."

As a junior last year, Jefferson was a standout safety for the Seraphs, posting 70 tackles, six sacks and one interception that he returned for a touchdown and was named All Channel League 1st Team Defense and Ventura County Large Schools 2nd Team Defense.

This year, Jefferson will move forward to play linebacker and he said the way his coaches are going to use him should keep offenses off balance.

"It's been sorta funny because during practice, the way my coaches have me moving around, even our own offense doesn't know where I'm going to be," Jefferson said with a chuckle. "My coaches said they want to move me around so I can roam and make plays and so the offense can't really gameplan for me and where I'm coming from."

Washington was the first school to offer Jefferson this spring and he said that will go a long way in helping their cause with him.

"They offered first and that means a lot," Jefferson said. "I really like their staff and I hear great things about the program from other recruits and guys who are there or know someone already up there.

"I'm looking forward to seeing the school and the campus and the meeting with the staff in person. Stuff like that is probably the most important for me in making my decision because I have to feel like I can fit in and be happy in that place for four or five years."

We'll continue to keep tabs on Jefferson and will update things when he begins to set up his official visit dates.

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