Jefferson enjoys competing at camp

Florida played host all week to some of the most talented players in the country. One of those players who not only visited the school but also took the opportunity to compete at camp was 2015 defensive end recruit CeCe Jefferson.

“It was pretty good. It was pretty good competition there,” Jefferson said of his visit. “It’s always good to get down to Gainesville, it’s right down the road. So it’s always a good time to come down here.”

Prospects visited throughout the week but most chose to watch camp from the sidelines while on their unofficial visits. Jefferson decided to work out and he enjoyed his time on the field competing. The coaching staff also took notice of Jefferson, who was the most impressive defensive line commitment of the day. The workout gave Jefferson an opportunity to speak with head coach Will Muschamp.

“I talked to him [Muschamp] on the field a little but,” Jefferson said. “He told me that I had a great day today that I was the best lineman in the camp and to keep Florida in my top ranking in schools when I’m thinking about committing.”

The visit also gave Jefferson an opportunity to work with new defensive line coach Brad Lawing. Saturday was the first time that Jefferson has been able to work with Lawing and to speak with him in person.

“Yeah. Since he’s been here it’s the first time,” Jefferson said of Lawing. “I must say he’s a heck of a coach. He showed me a lot of different techniques that I’m definitely looking forward to using this fall.”

Jefferson has been to Florida a lot and even grew up a Gator fan. He told me that a commitment will be a “business decision” but an official commitment is still a long way away.

“Right now I’m taking it as it goes. It depends on how the whole process goes. So far it’s been going good,” Jefferson said. “I haven’t really visited a lot of places; once I visit more schools a commitment will probably start coming into my mind then. But as of now, I’m just playing it by ear, enjoying my recruitment and having a good time.”

That doesn’t mean that the coaching staff isn’t pushing hard for Jefferson to commit early.

“My lips are sealed,” Jefferson said while laughing. “A couple hints were thrown here and there but I’m not committing any time soon.”

Jefferson said he enjoyed the opportunity to compete on Saturday and has trips planned to Southern Cal, UCLA and Stanford coming up later this month.









Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC