Rickey Jefferson, a top athlete from Destrehan High School, committed to the LSU Tigers Sunday, according to Shea Dixon of the 247sports network.
Jefferson is the younger brother of former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson. He is extremely athletic and rates as a consensus four-star recruit. He is one of the top 150 recruits nationally regardless of position.
And it is the position that makes this commitment interesting. Most recruiting services list Jefferson as a receiver or athlete. According to Dixon, however, LSU accepted him as a cornerback after working him out at the position during several summer camps.
Jefferson stands 6'0 and checks in at 180 pounds. That is excellent size for a cornerback recruit.
Breaking news. Just got word from a source that Rickey Jefferson has committed to #LSU for the 2013 class.— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) July 15, 2012
Rickey Jefferson is the younger brother of Jordan. One of the top CBs in the country for 2013. Solid add for #LSU. Locking up Louisiana.— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) July 15, 2012
Jefferson is the 20th commitment of the year for the Tigers, who are back to locking down the state of Louisiana.