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.
"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.
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.