Noah Jefferson, a defensive end from Las Vegas, Nevada, says he is close to committing to USC after receiving an offer from Steve Sarkisian’s Trojans last week, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
“It was really cool (to get the offer) because they are my No. 1 school,” he said of USC. “I might commit to them sometime soon.”
Jefferson has a three-star rating from Rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN. At 6’5, 285 pounds he is considered one of the top players in the state of Nevada.
With that in mind, it is a bit of a surprise that UNLV has not offered, despite the fact that his brother, Cameron Jefferson has started three years for the Running Rebels at offensive tackle and is slated to start again this year.
Though the Trojans are the favorites for now, Jefferson also has offers from San Diego State and Arizona State. More big time programs are interested, according to his high school coach Rich Muraco.
With athleticism that has been compared to that of Jadeveon Clowney, by his coaches at least,
USC just landed the commitment of another defensive lineman in four-star tackle Jacob Daniel out of Clovis North. However, the Trojans haven’t picked up any ends for the 2015 class yet and it stands to reason Sarkisian and company will be looking to bolster their numbers in the defensive trenches next year.
Check out the video below for video highlights of Jefferson (via Hudl).