"I'm still committed to Louisiana Tech," stated Bret Jefcoat. "But, Southern Miss recently offered me."
do you think about each staff?
- "The offered me before the season. I know Coach Scelfo has coached two
quarterbacks that are now in the NFL. I have gotten real close with him. I'm also
close to Coach Hines the wide receivers coach as well. I feel very comfortable
with Louisiana Tech and they have always been there."
- "They have a new coaching staff. I've talked to them a few times. They
tell me they're sorry they weren't recruiting me earlier, but had they been at
Southern Miss they would have never let me commit anywhere else. They tell me
I fit their system well. I've really enjoyed talking to them; they're great guys.
Have you lined up any visits?
"I'm going to Louisiana Tech this
weekend (1/11) and I'm working on setting something up with Southern Miss."
past season was a good one for the talented signal caller.
not ask for a better senior year. Everyone said we were the Cinderella team, but
we knew we were talented. Our offensive linemen played great all year and our
defense did a great job. The whole team worked hard and we surprised a lot of
people, but not ourselves."
Itawamba Agricultural High School's defensive
Coordinator, Brooks Oakley, saw Jefcoat everyday.
"He's a real playmaker,"
stated Oakley. "I went to several combines with him and saw him run in the
low 4.7s over the summer. He also has a strong arm. The kid is an athlete. He
played safety for me and had five interceptions. He made one of the best interceptions
I've ever seen against Clarksdale."
Despite Jefcoat's athletic ability
on both sides of the ball, it's his offensive skills that have caught the eyes
of college coaches.
"I had 20 rushing TD, 9 passing TD, and I threw
2 picks, stated Jefcoat. I'm not sure of how many yards I threw for."
recently played in the MS/AL All Star game. What was it like beating the Alabama
prep stars and playing with other Mississippi stars?
"We had a great
time. I was a great feeling to beat Alabama. There was so much talk about Alabama
beating us for the last seven years. We wanted to come out with a boom."
that's exactly what the Mississippi team did with the help of Jefcoat.
was 8-15 passing with 2 TD and I rushed for 43 yards. The talent was amazing.
I have never seen anything like DeAndre Brown. It makes your job as a quarterback
a lot easier. I really enjoyed getting to spend time with all the Mississippi