Notebook: Top UGA recruit may visit other schools

One of UGA’s top football commitments has turned it over to God to guide him through the recruiting process.

And, at least for right now, that guidance has Van Jefferson, a 4-star wide receiver from Brentwood, Tenn., considering visits to other schools.

“It’s just making sure that (Georgia is) the right fit for me and it’s where God wants me to be,” Jefferson told’s Ryan Callahan.

“As of right now, I’m solid with Georgia. But if God tells me something else, then obviously I have to listen to that and take that into consideration.”

Jefferson may look at Ohio State (his “childhood favorite”) and Tennessee, along with possibly Florida. He has discussed taking his official visit to UGA on Nov. 15.

Jefferson is the son of former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Shawn Jefferson, who now coaches for the Tennessee Titans. Shawn was on the same Titans staff last year with Tracy Rocker, UGA’s new defensive line coach.


Darius Slayton, one of the state’s top uncommitted football prospects, will take two more official visits before making his college decision.

The 4-star wide receiver from Greater Atlanta Christian high school is one of UGA’s top remaining targets on offense for 2015. But before Slayton makes up his mind, he will take trips to LSU on Nov. 6 and South Carolina on Nov. 22.

“That’s the plan right now,” Slayton told the AJC.

Slayton, who is rated as the state’s No. 16 overall prospect, took an official visit to UGA last month. Slayton hasn’t named any leaders, but the Bulldogs appear to be the school to beat.


Washington State will be the next stop for Kyrin Priester, who was committed to UGA at one point. The talented wide receiver has had a whirlwind journey in football over the last few years. Priester moved from Orlando to Brookwood High School before his senior season in 2012. He committed early to UGA, switched to N.C. State and then completed a “double flip” to Clemson. He attended prep school last year after not qualifying — but when he did make it to Clemson this year, he was kicked off the team in the middle of the season for a “poor attitude.” Piester will get another fresh start at Washington State. He signed financial-aid papers this week … Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker wasn’t happy about UGA’s embarrassing loss to Florida:

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