Florida Gators win big with commitment from five-star DE CeCe Jefferson on National Signing Day

By Adam Silverstein
February 4, 2015

For the second time on National Signing Day, the Florida Gators landed a truly big fish and top target as five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson (Glen Saint Mary, FL) officially announced his commitment to the program.

The No. 7 overall player and No. 2 defensive end in the Class of 2015, according to the 247Sports Composite, Jefferson (6-foot-2, 275 pounds) could be a monster along the Gators’ defensive line for years to come.

Jefferson committed to Florida over Auburn and Ole Miss as defensive coordinator Geoff Collins and defensive line coach Terrell Williams made major headway late in his recruitment, steering him away from the Tigers (and Will Muschamp) and the Rebels (which made a late surge).

A dominant force for Baker County High School, his recruitment was an absolute whirlwind, but the long-time Gators fan ultimately chose his favorite team in the end.

Jefferson is the second five-star prospect to commit to Florida on National Signing Day and the fourth player overall to make his pledge for the Gators. He is the 18th member of UF’s still-growing 2015 recruiting class.

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  1. Ken (CA) says:

    interesting. I just read that Cowart hasn’t sent in his LOI yet and that he may be wavering. Maybe he was waiting to see where CeCe would go!

  2. G2 says:

    Cowart next?

  3. Brandon says:


    Do you know any news about the Cowart situation ? I’m reading that he hasn’t sent his letter of intent to Auburn yet.

  4. g8ter27 says:

    Hell Yeah!!!

  5. Sammage says:

    Should we be nervous that Jefferson doesn’t show up in UFs official list of recruits? He and Cowart talking to each other and trying to sway one to the other’s school?

  6. SW FL Joe says:

    Jefferson not faxing in his LOI until tomorrow! Now I’m nervous

  7. Gatoralum88 says:

    Jefferson seems to like the attention & keeping everyone guessing. Just fax the LOI! Elsewhere, Lamar Jackson isn’t showing up on U of L’s NSD list yet either. Wavering perhaps?

  8. scott says:

    Cowart has faxed it in to Auburn, he’s gone.

  9. gator says:

    Why is coward carrying around chucky doll? Give Chucky back and get out of Florida. enjoy armpit Alabama fool

  10. Marc says:

    Looks like Stringer Bell in this photo. For some reason I can’t get that thought out of my head and kind of like it.

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