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Jefferson Excited About Upcoming Official Visit

6-9 Jhondre Jefferson of Santee and NW Florida State JC will make an official visit to USC this Wednesday and Thursday and is excited about the opportunity USC presents him. "They're telling me I'm going to be an immediate impact player and could play early," Jefferson said Monday night. "I'm not sure if I'll commit. My mother wants me to take one more visit. I'm thinking about Missouri right now in the next two weeks."

Jefferson said he attended a couple of USC games in December. He said USC head coach Darrin Horn and assitant Michael Boynton have recruited him all season. "They've come by a lot during the year," he said. "I think the last time was a couple of weeks ago."

Jefferson, who goes by the nickname King, said his mother will join him in Columbia for the visit. He said he has offers from USC, Missouri and Mercer and has drawn interest from LSU and UAB.

This season he averaged 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks per game. "I'm a strong rebounder and shot blocker," Jefferson said. "I'm strong in the paint. I can face up in the mid post."

Jefferson played two seasons for coach Bruce Stewart at Northwest Florida State and will have two years to play at the next level. He attended Lake Marion High School where as a senior he led his team to the Lower State Finals only to lose to a Wilson team led by current Gamecock Sam Muldrow.