Jefferson discusses favorites

Cleveland Glenville wide receiver prospect has already garnered considerable attention

Kyle Jefferson, a 6-foot-3, 160-pound class of 2007 wide receiver prospect at Cleveland Glenville, has scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Indiana, Miami (Ohio), Akron, Bowling Green, Minnesota and Michigan State.

Who are his favorites?

"Right now probably Ohio State and Florida State, Florida, Wisconsin, Indiana and Boston College," Jefferson said in a telephone interview Monday night.

Jefferson was asked to provide a brief comment on each of his favorites.

"Wisconsin, I'd probably have to say because it's a receiver school," he said. "It's a big-time receiver school.

"Ohio State, a home-town school. Ted (Ginn) and them go there, they are doing well…

"Indiana just caught my eye. I just like Indiana. They just caught my eye.

"Michigan State, they have a great engineering program.

"And Florida, a southern school… They like to run their offense fast. I like a fast offense…

"And Florida State, they have a fast offense too. I like a fast offense. They run a lot of spread and like to run their receivers a lot. They like big receivers."

Jefferson is a fast player. He is currently among the many stars of the Glenville track team, for which he runs the open 200- and 400-meter dashes and the 800 and 1,600 relays.

Last year, Jefferson placed fourth in 400 at the Ohio Division I state championships, completing the distance in 48.62 seconds. Jefferson said his personal best in the event this season is a 48.0, which he said ranks him second in the state, behind Piqua's Brandon Saine. (Saine, a highly recruited tailback and track athlete, is the clear favorite to repeat the state titles he won in the 100 and 400 last year. According to the Dayton Daily News, at a track meet last Friday Saine ran eye-popping times in the 100 (10.34), 200 (21.15 in the prelims) and 400 (46.8)).

Jefferson said his personal best in the 200 this year is a 21.6.

"I'm No. 2 in the 400 and I'm, I believe, No. 10 in the 200," Jefferson said.

Jefferson said he has enjoyed the recruiting process so far.

"I think it's great," he said. "I see it progressing and getting better for me and for my teammates. Because I'm not only doing this for myself, I'm doing this for the younger guys under me because I feel they should have the same chance that I have. So I'm doing it for me and my underclassmen."

Jefferson reported a 3.5 core grade-point average. He plans to take the ACT for the first time in June.

Jefferson will take part in the annual Ted Ginn Sr. Bus Tour this summer, with stops such as Illinois, Bowling Green, Indiana, Ohio State and Wisconsin planned, in addition to several others.


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