Ravenwood WR Jefferson not enrolling early at UGA

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen

Van Jefferson, a target for Ole Miss at wide receiver, has made a decision, sort of.

The standout from Ravenwood High in Brentwood, Tenn., who played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl last week, was on the verge of deciding between Ole Miss and Georgia. Jefferson (6-foot-2, 179 pounds) has been considered a verbal pledge to the Bulldogs, but he came on his official visit to Oxford the final weekend before the dead period began in December.

His coach, Will Hester, told me two days after the visit that Jefferson and his family enjoyed the visit to Oxford and was in the process of making a decision between Ole Miss and Georgia. That decision was expected at any time, and before Christmas since Jefferson was going to enroll in school early.

Georgia resumed classes Monday, while Ole Miss is currently hosting students in winter intersession. The spring semester begins on Jan. 23.

A public decision still hadn’t come at the start of the week, but in a story¬†written by Barton Simmons of 247 Sports, Jefferson is taking additional math classes. Georgia is in the midst of trying to find a new offensive coordinator, another reason for the delay. His direct recruiter at Georgia was Mike Bobo, who was recently hired to lead Colorado State.

Simmons also says in his story that Jefferson is planning to take up to three more official visits. Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and Florida were the schools listed. There is also a chance Jefferson returns to Oxford for an unofficial visit. The weekend that will garner the most visitors is Jan. 23-25.

Another top wideout target expected that weekend is DeMarkus Lodge of Cedar Hill, Texas.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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