When five-star defensive end and ESPN 300 No. 9-ranked CeCe Jefferson announced his commitment to Florida over Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss on national signing day, it appeared as if the Gators had locked up two of the top three prospects in the Sunshine State along with No. 1-ranked offensive tackle Martez Ivey.
Fast-forward nearly 24 hours and Jefferson has yet to fax his letter of intent to the University of Florida. According to Jefferson’s father, Leo Jefferson, Jefferson is still thinking about his decision.
“No, we are not sending it yet,” Leo Jefferson said. “CeCe is still thinking about it. He wants time to think about it.”
Rumors have circulated that Jefferson’s cold feet have been caused by Florida defensive line coach Terrell Williams leaving for the Miami Dolphins. Jefferson’s father declined to comment on what was delaying the decision.
“I don’t know. I don’t want to speak for CeCe,” Leo Jefferson said. “These young kids change their mind all the time.”
Whatever the reason for Jefferson rethinking his decision, a resolution might not be coming any time soon.
“We don’t have a timetable,” Leo Jefferson said. “CeCe could change his mind about everything.”
Jefferson, who still favors the Gators, made official visits to Ole Miss, Auburn and Alabama during the recruiting process, as well as a number of unofficial visits to Gainesville.