Guyer’s Jefferson commits to Arizona State, other thoughts

Guyer's Ellis Jefferson (19) had 38 catches for 677 yards and five touchdowns last season, and will be an integral part of Guyer's offense this season. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

So far on Saturday, it’s been a good day for Guyer wide receiver Ellis Jefferson.

Jefferson committed to Arizona State on Saturday, making him the third player from Guyer’s Class of 2013 to commit. Patrick Morris has already chosen TCU, while John Schilleci has picked UNT.

The story’s going to be in tomorrow’s paper, so be sure to check it out.

The 6-4, 200-pound wideout will be one of Guyer’s offensive threats next season. The combination of Jefferson and junior stand-out quarterback Jerrod Heard could be potent for the Wildcats next season as they are favorites to contend for the state championship.

Jefferson continues a trend of Guyer players choosing to go out-of-state to play football, instead of settling for offers from some Texas schools. Granted, Guyer head coach John Walsh said his players haven’t received too many offers from the big time Texas programs.

Walsh had an interesting quote about Texas A&M’s move to the SEC and what it means for recruiting.

“I just think the transition has scared some people,” Walsh said.”I think A&M’s a great school, I think the SEC’s a great conference, but I think a lot of people are waiting to see how that combination works together.”

For everybody constantly wondering why the Denton kids don’t want to go to UNT (Jefferson turned down an offer from the Mean Green), he said he liked UNT but it just wasn’t for him.

“I just felt more comfortable out in Arizona. Ever since I’ve been growing up, I’ve lived in Denton, and I’ve known about UNT, and everyone just graduates and goes there,” Jefferson said. “I just wanted to start something new.”

Not many people want to go to college right down the street from home, especially if your education is going to be paid for, which is definitely something I understand.

If Jefferson improves on last year’s numbers, it won’t be hard to see why so many schools coveted Jefferson.