Trojans in Pursuit of DaMario Jeffrey

DaMario Jeffrey

The USC Trojans have been actively recruiting the South the last few weeks, handing out offers to some of the top players in the region. The Trojans have offered scholarships to Andre DeBose, Ray Ray Armstrong and Dyron Dye among others and now they are in pursuit of DaMario Jeffrey.

The USC Trojans have been actively recruiting the South the last few weeks, handing out offers to some of the top players in the region. Last week the Trojans coaching staff offered scholarships to Andre DeBose, Ray Ray Armstrong and Dyron Dye of Seminole HS in Sanford (Fla.) among others and now the Trojans are in pursuit of DaMario Jeffrey.

Jeffrey, a big, hard-hitting S/LB from Columbia, South Carolina was surprised and excited to hear from the top program on the West Coast.

"It was the first time that I had heard from them," Jeffrey said about talking with USC assistant coach Ken Norton Jr.. "It's very exciting. I feel good that they are going to take their time and check me out."

"They haven't officially offered but they said they are going to offer," he explained.

Jeffrey said the attention from USC has opened his eyes, and while he doesn't know much about the Trojans other than what he has seen on TV, he would like to get to know more about the school and football program.

"I'm familiar with the national championships, Reggie Bush, Lendale White and Troy Polamalu. All I know is the football stuff," Jeffery said.


DaMario Jeffrey plans to visit USC.
While he is interested in learning more about the USC program he doesn't know enough yet to include them in his list of top schools.

"It's still South Carolina, Alabama and Auburn but that's just because I haven't taken any other visits," he said. "I can't put USC up there because I haven't visited there, even though I do know about their national championships and the players that they put in the league (NFL). So until I take more visits that will be my top 3."

Jeffrey did let Ken Norton know that he plans to take an official visit to USC once the college football season starts so he can experience the game day atmosphere in Los Angeles.

The 6-3, 211-pound prospect is an intimidating presence on the gridiron and said his strengths are size, speed and fundamentals.

"I'm an old-fashioned type player, I'm not too flashy. I'm going to do everything fundamentally sound," Jeffrey said. "That's how I play."

Jeffrey prefers to play safety on the college level and keeps a close eye on the top players at the position.

"I like a lot of players like Ed Reed and Roy Williams. Ed Reed is the all-around guy and Roy Williams can hit pretty hard, so I try and take after them a little bit," said Jeffrey.

Another player that Jeffrey has great admiration for is USC's Taylor Mays.

"He's making it possible for big guys to play safety because if they see him go out there and he's successful, he gives me a chance. He's giving me the opportunity to prove myself," Jeffrey said of the USC safety.

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