Mississippi Pride

Mississippi Pride

Bret Jefcoat is considered the top quarterback prospect in the state of Mississippi for the 2008 signing class. The talented Jefcoat bolstered that claim with an outstanding performance in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star classic.

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"On the trip down there we had a lot of fun," said Bret. "A lot of us already knew each other and we had seen each other player before. It all just started on the bus and we were just so close as a team. We came together that first morning of practice and we kept clicking all week. It was fun. It was great!"

Jefcoat says that his job was simple. He found a way to get the ball to the players who could make plays to move the offense ahead. He had a long list of talented athletes to choose from.

"It makes it easier on you to have all of that talent around you," said Bret. "I was just giving the ball to our play makers and just following the game plan."

Not many people expected the Magnolia Staters to dominate their Alabama opponents the way they did. Most of the pregame hype was about the Alabama All-Stars.

"We used all of that as motivation," said Jefcoat. "It seemed like everybody was on Alabama's side, so we just let that motivate us. They had won almost all of the games, but they didn't win this one."

Bret got the chance to work with North Forrest coach Shannon White on offense. Coach White's acumen for breaking down defenses is well known.

"He is a great coach," said Jefcoat. "He really got us ready for the game and then in the game it seemed like he made all of the right calls. He coached us really well the whole week."

In Bret's mind the home state win will be one for the ages.

"This was the experience of a lifetime," said the talented quarterback. "I am going to remember playing in this game the rest of my life. I will be telling my kids about playing in this one. It was all just a great experience. Just being with the other players who are going to be at the next level with you was great."

A couple of new schools apparently have seen enough of Bret to hop aboard the Jefcoat bandwagon.

"Arkansas State has offered me and my Dad told me earlier that Southern Miss offered me today," said Bret. "I haven't talked to Southern. I have talked to the Arkansas State coaches before, but I have never really looked real hard at them."

Bret is currently committed to Derek Dooley and Louisiana Tech.

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