Special to the Sun
Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 12:15 p.m.
Liberty High 2015 defensive lineman Noah Jefferson said Monday he was close to committing to the USC football program.
Today, the 6-foot-6, 280 pound three-star recruit pulled the trigger, picking the Trojans over San Diego State and Arizona State. He was offered by USC last week, wasting little time committing.
“It was really cool (to get the offer) because they are my No. 1 school,” he said of Monday of USC. “I might commit to them sometime soon.”
Jefferson had 34 tackles and two sacks in 2013. At tight end, he caught 25 passes for 462 yards with five touchdowns. He was even more valuable blocking in the run game, helping Liberty last season win a fourth straight Sunrise championship.
Jefferson continues the pipeline of Las Vegas players to USC. Last season, Palo Verde’s Torin Harris and Bishop Gorman’s Xavier Grimble played for the Trojans. He's the third from the class of 2015 in Las Vegas to verbal, joining Gorman's Alize Jones (UCLA) and Nicco Fertitta (Notre Dame).
Here’s the Sun’s story on Jefferson from earlier in the week.