WR Ellis Jefferson hopes to return to OU


It would be easy to make the assumption that Ellis Jefferson (Denton, Texas/Guyer) has his eyes set on Stillwater, Okla. After all, former Denton Guyer standouts J.W. Walsh, Josh Stewart and Jimmy Bean already call Oklahoma State home.

Yet, Jefferson could be looking toward the Cowboys' Bedlam rival. The receiver prospect visited Oklahoma on March 3, taking part in the Sooners’ second junior day.

“I like OU,” Jefferson said. “Talking with the coaches and everything, I like it up there.”

Jefferson, who also attended Texas’ second junior day, has not received an offer from the Sooners but boasts offers from Colorado and Mississippi State.

He had the chance to talk with receivers coach Jay Norvell on Saturday and running backs coach Cale Gundy and tight ends coach Bruce Kittle have also spent time actively recruiting Jefferson.

“It went real good,” Jefferson said of his chat with Norvell. “We talked about spring ball and how he’s looking forward to looking at me and he asked my size and everything.”

When the Sooners had several current players talk with the junior day prospects, one guy stood out to Jefferson.

“Blake Bell because when we ate lunch, he sat beside me and we talked,” Jefferson said of already trying to spark a quarterback-receiver connection with OU’s sophomore signal-caller. “I told him I remember him, how in the redzone he always goes in.”

Jefferson, 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, expects to be in continued contact with OU throughout the spring, with hopes of a return trip to Norman.

“I think I’ll come back and watch spring practice and I’ll go to their camp,” Jefferson said.