Days after having surgery on his shoulder, five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson was back in The Swamp to watch Florida take on LSU.
It was a game he couldn’t miss.
“This one was good, man,” Jefferson said. “You know there is still a lot of work to be done with the Gators and LSU. Both teams came out hard, but one team made less mistakes and it showed at the end.”
Outside of the coverage breakdown on third-and-long late in the game, Florida’s defense played well in the 30-27 loss to the Tigers. Jefferson commended the performance and feels the players’ frustrations in dealing with Florida’s struggling offense.
“The defense is great and everyone seemed to be enjoying the game and playing for each other,” Jefferson said. “It’s kind of like my school where we go out and fight on defense and give the offense what they need and they don’t give you what you need in return. Nobody likes to play in that system, but I think the defense was lights out.”
Jefferson, who will make his decision on signing day, has now attended all four home games this year and plans to return to Gainesville again this fall.
The 6-foot-2, 245-pounder from Glen Saint Mary Baker County said the UF coaches are not concerned about his season-ending injury (torn labrum).
“They are still going to come after me hard,” Jefferson said. “I’m still a top guy on their list.”
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