Five-star DE CeCe Jefferson will fax NLI to Florida 'soon'

Sunday February 8th, 2015

Five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson again tweeted his commitment to Florida on Saturday and said he will fax his National Letter of Intent to the Gators "soon."

Jefferson also tweeted that he would be attending Florida's men's basketball game vs. No. 1 Kentucky.

On National Signing Day on Wednesday, Jefferson announced that he would sign with Florida over Ole Miss, Auburn and Alabama.

On Thursday, Jefferson had yet to formally join the Gators. His father, Leo, explained to that Jefferson wasn't ready to sign the NLI because news surfaced this week that defensive line coach Terrell Williams was leaving the Gators after a month to accept the same position with the NFL's Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins confirmed Williams' hire on Friday.

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Florida announced Texas defensive line coach Chris Rumph as Williams' replacement on Friday. 

National Signing Day marks the first day recruits may sign and fax in their NLIs, but the signing period runs until April 1.

Jefferson was among the seven recruits new head coach Jim McElwain landed since Monday.'s Chris Johnson explained the significance of Jefferson's commitment to Florida on Wednesday:

In announcing his decision, Jefferson discussed the benefits of playing at a program where he “felt at home.” He also mentioned the possibility of squaring off with Martez Ivey -- who also picked the Gators Wednesday -- in practice.

Jefferson is such a highly regarded prospect because of his blend of power and explosiveness. At 6-foot-2 and 275 pounds, he is versatile enough to play several positions along the line. Though a broken collarbone sidelined Jefferson for most of his senior season and forced him to miss the U.S. Army game, he should be able to make an instant impact.

Mike Fiammetta

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