Five-star DE CeCe Jefferson has not faxed in NLI to Florida
Five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson has yet to fax in his National Letter of Intent to Florida, according to multiple reports.
Jefferson's father, Leo, explained to Rivals.com why Jefferson hasn't faxed in his NLI.
Leo said CeCe himself is not ready to sign it. "He told me that yesterday after his announcement," Leo said, adding he would have been glad to sign and fax the letter to Florida if that's what his son wanted.
The holdup, Leo said, is because Gators defensive line coach Terrell Williams is reportedly leaving after just one month to accept the same position on the Miami Dolphins staff. Williams will reportedly be replaced by Texas defensive line coach Chris Rumph.
Leo added that "if CeCe wants to go to Florida, we are on board," according to Rivals.com.
On Thursday, Jefferson posted messages to his Twitter account explaining why he hasn't faxed in the NLI.
I haven't sent in my LOI because someone told me a few days before NSD that williams was leaving,why send it in without being sure ?— CeCe (@cecejeferson7) February 6, 2015
Im a Gator my dude! Forget all these rumors that I was paid,my parents disagreed w my decision, all of that..My last tweet is whyi held out— CeCe (@cecejeferson7) February 6, 2015
So to all my haters,It's still Gator Gang!— CeCe (@cecejeferson7) February 6, 2015
National Signing Day is the first day recruits can sign and fax in their NLIs. The football signing period runs until April 1.