Darnell Jefferies, Newton High School
6-foot-4, 280 pound junior defensive lineman, 3-Star Prospect, according to 247sports.com
Jefferies transferred back to his native Newton County to because he wanted to play in his Covington stomping grounds once again, and the Newton Rams benefited from it. Shortly after Jefferies wrapped up his junior campaign – one which saw his Newton Rams finish 6-5-1 with a first round state playoff loss to Mill Creek – the offers started coming fast and furiously.
Georgia Tech, UGA and Tennessee were among some of the first to offer. Jefferies is now up to 17 offers from the likes of Clemson, LSU – which just came on Friday – Miami, Alabama and Auburn. 247sports. com says that Georgia is the early favorite, but the last time we talked with Jefferies personally, he expressed that he was looking forward to taking his time and enjoying the process without pressing to make a fast decision. Jefferies took an unofficial visit to 2016-17 National Champion Clemson this weekend.
It will be interesting to see how Jefferies’ game steps to the next level as a senior on that Newton defense as he’ll be seen as a major focal point for opposing offensive coordinators to scheme against.