- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
Johnny Jefferson (Killeen, Texas/Shoemaker) woke up last Wednesday expecting to be a better football player and student-athlete. He was not expecting to leave school juggling two scholarship offers.
Once a player with no offers, Jefferson picked up offers from Notre Dame and UCLA on the same day. As he prepares for the Texas A&M junior day on Saturday, he hopes to add another to his growing list soon. Jefferson has Texas A&M interested, as well as Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston and Duke.
Jefferson, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back, called last Wednesday “a great moment” and is hoping to enter his senior year with multiple offers. Jefferson was a first-team, all-district selection at running back for the 2011 season.
What makes Jefferson instantly attractive on the field is his speed and quickness. Jefferson has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.36 seconds. Jefferson participated in the U.S. Army national combine in January in San Antonio and recorded one of the fastest times among the hundreds of players.
521dSam Khan Jr. and Max Olson