2014 Signing Class | Defender with great fundamentals and instincts for the ball ... missed his senior season with a knee injury ... 138 tackles, 15 TFL, 6 forced fumbles as a junior ... high school coach was Ashley Johnson ... AL.com A-List ... all-state and all-region as a sophomore and junior ... O-D All-American Bowl; invited to 2014 U-19 International Bowl ... also a basketball and baseball letterman ... 247sports No. 21 LB ... Scout No. 43 LB ... PrepStar all-Southeast ... son of Constance Jefferson and Kevin Jefferson.
Coach Johnson: "Very underrated player. Two days after he committed to us he hurt his knee. Didn't play his senior year. He's going to be a dark horse. Nobody is going to have a clue where he's coming from, but I think he's going to surprise a lot of people. He'll play a lot of football."
"Just a hard-nosed physical guy that just has the nose for the football. He hurt his knee his senior year. If he would have played this year he would have been very highly recruited. We really feel great about him. He did a lot of great things for us on the recruiting end of it."