USM comes calling for LA Tech QB commit

USM comes calling for LA Tech QB commit

Bret Jefcoat (QB, Fulton, MS) - The 6' 2", 205 quarterback committed to Louisiana Tech early in the season. After leading his team deep in to the Mississippi 4A playoffs and defeating the Alabama prep stars in the MS/AL All Star game, Jefcoat has seen interest from schools pick up. Go inside to see the latest on Jefcoat's recruitment.

"I'm still committed to Louisiana Tech," stated Bret Jefcoat. "But, Southern Miss recently offered me."

What do you think about each staff?

Louisiana Tech - "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."

Southern Miss - "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."

The past season was a good one for the talented signal caller.

"I could 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."

Bret 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."

And that's exactly what the Mississippi team did with the help of Jefcoat.

"I 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 players."

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