LB Damario Jeffery (6-3 213) of Columbia said Sunday night he has trimmed his list to USC, Alabama and Auburn, though he will visit Virginia Tech Friday. Jeffery said Virginia Tech was one of his early favorites but isn't much of a player now because he wants to play in the SEC. "I'm getting close (on a decision)," Jeffery said. "But I don't want the same thing to happen that happened with Clemson." Jeffery was committed to Clemson for one day before changing his mind and eventually dropping the Tigers from consideration. "I've got it down to the three schools. "I'm waiting to take my official visits and then I'll talk things over with my coach." Jeffery has visited all three of his favorites, and he plans to visit Alabama again next week.