Jefferies commits to Fresno State

Eisenhower wide receiver Alex Jefferies left for Fresno State on an official visit this weekend. After spending the weekend on the campus, Jefferies – who had official visits to Utah and Nebraska on his itinerary – knew where he wanted to go to school.

“I commited to Fresno State this morning,” Jefferies said. “I wanted to go to a school that really was with me the entire time and showed that they wanted me. Fresno State was always around and I really liked my trip up there.”

The Bulldogs indicated to Jefferies that they wanted him to play wide receiver, which seems to be a pretty smart choice. Jefferies has been an all-Citrus Belt League first-team performer the last two seasons, catching 47 passes for 815 yards and nine touchdowns this year. He also ran for 298 yards, playing quarterback at times because of an injury to starter Anthony Lucero.

“I really want to play wide receiver in college,” said Jefferies, who was also being looked at as a safety. “I’m just so relieved to get this whole thing over.”

With the verbal commitment, Jefferies is forgoing official visits to Utah – which he was set to go on this upcoming weekend – and Nebraska, which offered him recently and wanted him to visit in January. But Jefferies is content with that.

“I’m happy that I’ll still be in California,” Jefferies said. “It’s close to family and I don’t have to worry about it being cold.”