The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Jefferson is a three-star prospect from Henrico High who some think can be a sleeper in the class, especially with his speed.
“Here’s a guy that’s got pretty good size, good long arms, 5-8, 5-9, 5-10, something like that, 175 pounds, but runs 4.34. Can turn,” 247Sports National Recruiting Director J.C. Shurburtt said. “When I saw him this last spring, there were some fundamental things that he needed to work on, but skill level-wise, high-end ceiling-wise, he’s a better prospect than Donovan Riley or Donaldven Manning that came through in last year’s class.”
A second-team All-Metro pick by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and a first-team All-Capital District selection at defensive back and receiver, Jefferson had a well-rounded senior season. He caught 25 passes for 653 yards and seven touchdowns as a receiver and had 35 tackles, three for a loss and two interceptions on defense.
He had eight interceptions his sophomore and junior year and projects as a cornerback for Virginia Tech.
Committed: Feb. 18, 2012
High school coach: Roger Brookes
Lead recruiter: Shane Beamer
Also considered: None
Ranking: 247Sports: 3-star, No. 34 athlete, No. 20 Virginia
Rivals: 3-star, No. 57 athlete, No. 18 Virginia
ESPN: 4-star, No. 25 athlete, No. 9 Virginia
Video highlights: This one’s from his sophomore year. There are more current ones, although the music on them is, shall we say, objectionable. You can search for them on YouTube if so inclined.