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Jeffrey Heading To The West Coast

Southern Cal has been the favorite of WR Alshon Jeffrey (6-3 217) of Calhoun County for some time, and Monday night Jeffrey cemented those feelings by committing to Trojans head coach Pete Carroll. "Alshon loved Southern Cal from day one," said a source familiar with Jeffrey's recruiting. "When they got his film three months ago, they loved him then and he got a verbal. Southern Cal had to wait on his grades since their admission standards are higher. Their receivers coach visited Calhoun County and moved Alshon to number one of his list ahead of five others. That's when they really turned up the heat. Last week they requested his transcript, and he had made all A's and B's. That's when they really went after him. When we were at Alabama this weekend, when we were about to leave, he called coach Carroll and he went ahead and committed. Carroll talked to him for about 45 minutes. His family issue, it's a not a big deal about him being away. He doesn't care about that. It's a business decision for him. He's thinking about who is going to better prepare him for the NFL." Jeffrey also has offers from USC, Clemson, Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, NC State, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, and Oregon. He will visit Southern Cal June 24th.