Friday, October 16, 2009

Gamecocks, Vols have already offered Alshon Jeffrey's 'little' brother

Calhoun County (S.C.) junior Shamir Jeffrey is the younger brother of South Carolina's Alshon Jeffrey, and possibly just as talented. Good enough that that list of the state’s top 10 juniors that I put together in July should be expanded to 11.

"Everybody's recruiting him, and I mean everybody," says CC coach Walter Wilson. "He has the potential to be special.”

Shifted to QB last week after starring at WR (four TD receptions), Shamir Jeffrey threw three scoing passes in his first game at the position, and caught another. For the evening, he completed 24 of 27 passes for 219 yards.

As we mentioned, South Carolina and Tennessee were the first to offer scholarships to Shamir, but expect a bunch more to follow soon.

Asked who else is seriously interested so far, Wilson had to stop and think for a moment. Then he began rattling off names.

“LSU, Georgia, Wake Forest, Clemson, Georgia Tech,” he said, pausing briefly and then continuing. “North Carolina, UCLA, Oregon and, oh yeah, Alabama.”

It’s easy enough to see why. Jeffrey is 6-foot-3 and pushing 220 pounds, according to Wilson, who added that his speed in the 40-yard dash is 4.55 seconds.

--Stan Olson

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