July 10, 2009
Ohio safety Shaquille Jefferson likes CMU
The Central Michigan football staff is putting the state of Ohio as a priority this year and hoping to snag a few high level recruits from the Buckeye state. One of those potential players is Lexington H.S. safety Shaquille Jefferson who would fill a need position for the Chippewas in the secondary.
Jefferson currently holds offers from Indiana, Bowling Green and Toledo, but has yet to receive an offer from the Chippewas. That has not dissuaded his interest in CMU though.
"I like CMU a lot. The facilities are very nice and the coaches treat me really well. You can really tell they have a family atmosphere," said Jefferson about his interest in CMU. "I actually just went up to CMU on an unofficial visit not to long ago".
Central Michigan also has a need for a safety, something that has not been overlooked by Jefferson.
"First of all, they really need a safety. It's a need for them and their not just recruiting me because they want me. With CMU, there's a chance I could see the field early on as well".
With the need for a safety, the Chippewas also fit the criteria Jefferson is looking for in a school.
"I'm looking for a winning program and one that has my major Sports Medicine. And above all, it needs to be a place where I just feel comfortable".
Last year his team went 2-8 but Jefferson was still able to grab All-Ohio honorable mention at safety under a new coaching staff. While he is a playmaker in the secondary, his greatest strength on the football field doesn't involve any physical prowess.
"I'd have to say I'm very coachable," said Jefferson on his greatest strength. "If I make mistakes I can correct them and I'd say I'm a pretty smart football player. I'm just easy to coach and I can read plays and react".
Jefferson hopes to get his college decision over with by the end of summer and lists CMU, Toledo and Indiana as his three favorites at the moment. CMU is the only one of the three schools who has yet to offer Jefferson.
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