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Baylor is RB Jefferson's new home

3/22/2012

Less than 24 hours after decommitting from Texas A&M, running back Johnny Jefferson (Killeen, Texas/Shoemaker) verbally committed to Baylor early Thursday afternoon.

A 5-foot-10, 190-pound, all-purpose running back, Jefferson chose Baylor over offers from Notre Dame, TCU, UCLA, Ohio State and Houston, in addition to Texas A&M. An all-district selection in 2011, Jefferson rushed for 812 yards and nine touchdowns.

Jefferson committed to Texas A&M mid-February, but recent visits to TCU and Baylor made reconsider his decision. After visiting Baylor’s pro day on Wednesday and in speaking with recruiting contact Jeff Lebby, Jefferson said the Bears are the best for him.

“It’s no doubt in my mind that that’s the right place for me all in all,” Jefferson said Thursday.

Jefferson, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds, could be used as both a running back and special teams returner. He is the fourth commitment and the first running back of Baylor’s 2013 recruiting class.