Recruiting rolls on. Georgia’s 2021 recruiting efforts reflect that on Monday with the commitment of 4-star prospect Jonathan Jefferson.
The Douglas County High school product released that decision from his Twitter account on Monday morning. He becomes the fourth commitment for the 2021 class in Athens.
He also said that Jefferson will enroll early at UGA in January of 2021.
What’s something you won’t find on all the early posts about Jefferson? He told DawgNation years ago that his father was a former heavyweight boxer. Jefferson’s father actually fought for the heavyweight title during his time as a professional boxer.
His father, Derrick Jefferson, fought Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO heavyweight championship of the world. BoxRec.com lists his professional record at 28-4-1 as a heavyweight boxer.
Wikipedia lists that date as March 24, 2001. Klitschko won that bout by a TKO in the second round. It was almost the exact same day his father fought for the title.
“That mindset carries over with Jonathan,” White said. “He’s always been hard-nosed and a worker.”
That’s quite an interesting pedigree for a future Bulldog.
Jefferson will be quite an athletic interior lineman at UGA. That’s easy to see after looking at all the clips of him playing receiver for Douglas County on his junior highlight tape.
He missed the second half of his sophomore season due to a meniscus injury which did not require surgery. That’s why he labeled his 2019 season was labeled as a “bounce back” year.
Check out his junior film below.