Tech recruit attracts national attention
The Louisiana Tech football team may have secured a real find in Mississippi quarterback Bret Jefcoat, who committed to the Bulldogs early in the recruiting process and has stayed true so far.
Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barry Every lists Jefcoat as one of his five "Super Sleepers" in the nation. Here's what Every has to say about the cousin of Tech linebacker Chris Lowery:
"Don't be fooled by Jefcoat's pro-style quarterback label. He not only has great pocket presence, but has the ability to tuck the ball and run as he showed during his senior season running for 480 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also is a very competent punter and kicker as he displayed these talents at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic practices. He then led the Mississippi squad to a 26-7 victory while passing for 81 yards and two touchdowns.
"It is hard to believe that Ole Miss or Mississippi State have not offered this quarterback. He will be someone that has the ability to put up big numbers at Louisiana Tech with his arm or legs. Like most freshman quarterbacks, I expect him to redshirt next season then vie for the starting spot," continued Every.
Emery's remaining super sleepers in the 2008 class include Jeff Brinson RB, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Northeast (Iowa), Willie Bohannon, DE, Mobile (Ala.) Blount (Tennessee), Ricky Pemasa, LB, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran (Fresno State) and Alfred Jenkins, WR, Jacksonville (Fla.) Terry Parker (Illinois).
National signing day is on Wednesday.