January 16, 2012

Jefferson entertains Ole Miss coaches

A.J. Jefferson had a house full of guests Monday, as Ole Miss brought an entourage to town in an attempt to land the defensive end's services.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and assistants Dave Wommack, Chris Kiffin, Grant Heard and Wesley McGriff made the trip to Summit, Miss., to see the North Pike High School standout.

"It went good," Jefferson said. "My parents liked them. They were real cool.

"I've been up there plenty of times on campus. They pretty much talked to my mom and dad about how they'd use me, schemes, academics, that kind of thing. …They want to use me as a rush end. Coach Kiffin pulled out his laptop and showed me some things about how they'd use me."

Jefferson's next two weeks figure to be plenty busy. He'll take an official visit to Mississippi State Friday and then follow that up with a mid-week trip to Southern Mississippi next week and a weekend trip to Ole Miss on Jan. 27.

"All of them are kind of still the same," Jefferson said. "I'm trying to get idea of pros and cons of all the schools. I want to hang out with the players and get a feel for the schools."

Jefferson's mother will make all three trips. His dad, however, has to work this weekend and won't make it to Starkville.

"He's going to Ole Miss with us," Jefferson said. "He really wanted to go to State. He likes State. …They've told me they're not going to choose the school. They'll give their opinions, but that's about it."

The Ole Miss coaches also visited with Jefferson's teammate, fast-rising cornerback Tra'vez Taylor, Monday. Jefferson said the duo has been talking about playing together at the next level. If that happens, it would likely be at Ole Miss or Louisiana Tech.

"We'll just see how that plays out," Jefferson said.

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