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bdavids09
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Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
Since there are other threads about JJ I was curious were all the other big schools after him? If I remember he came out of Destrehan. If he was offered to come to LSU he obviously had talent. What would his career be like if he went to another school and did not get ruined by Les Miles coaching? Would he still be in NFL right now if he was coached right and developed his talent?


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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
JJ was on his way to Northwestern State until Miles showed him his condo.


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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
247 doesn’t show his other offers, but he was a 4star and the #11 pro-style QB in the country. I believe he was a 3-star when he committed to LSU. I’m sure he had other SEC offers, Destrehan went 15-0 his senior year and he put up some pretty big numbers.
I remember we had been recruiting Terrelle Pryor but the staff backed off because they thought Jefferson was just as good.
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He was a top 300 player. I think it’s safe to assume he had multiple offers.


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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
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I remember we had been recruiting Terrelle Pryor but the staff backed off because they thought Jefferson was just as good.


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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
Higher rated than Justin
Jordan was worth it for what Justin contributed


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topcat88
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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
I never got the Jefferson hate. Almost every quarterback under Miles was underdeveloped and utilized poorly.


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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
It’s been 10 years. Let it fricking GO!!!!


sta4ever
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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
He beat Nick Sabans Alabama teams twice. Can any of our other QBs who went against him say that?


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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
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I never got the Jefferson hate. Almost every quarterback under Miles was underdeveloped and utilized poorly.

At the risk of initiating a firestorm, Jefferson was a good bit better than people here give him credit for.

I get the frustration (he frustrated me plenty, too!), but he's top 10 at LSU in both wins and stats (yds, TDs, etc). He beat a Saban-coached Bama team twice, and the team seemed to step up a notch both times he replaced Lee (as a freshman, and in 2011). Given what we asked our QBs to do before Burrow, I don't think he deserves the hate he gets here, and probably should have been listed in the "most underappreciated Tiger" thread.

Some people love to bitch about the bar fight, but from what I read about that, it sounds like he was actually doing the right thing.
I'm glad his family still came to LSU. Wouldn't have shocked me if they'd have gone elsewhere, as bad as he gets ragged on.


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KennesawTiger
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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
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I remember we had been recruiting Terrelle Pryor but the staff backed off because they thought Jefferson was just as good.


If you call Pryor and his camp flirting with LSU a few weeks before signing day "recruiting Terrelle Pryor" then ok.


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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
Jefferson threw for 4,733 yards and 34 touchdowns during his career.
As of 2020, he ranks sixth for career wins by a starting quarterback at LSU with 24, and is tied for seventh in LSU history in passing touchdowns (34) and as of the end of his career was sixth in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (12).
As of 2020, he is eighth in LSU history in career passing yards (4,733), and at the end of his career was eighth in completion percentage (58.7), sixth in career completions (398), and sixth in attempts (678).

Jefferson holds the LSU record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,018 yards.

As a sophomore in 2009, Jefferson was the youngest starting quarterback in the SEC and the youngest to start a season-opener for LSU since Y. A. Tittle in 1945.

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Frogman93
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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
I don’t blame JJ. I blame Les.


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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
We don't beat Alabama in 2011 regular season without Jordan Jefferson...fact. Regardless of what happened later in January, it was a great win.


Frogman93
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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
In the words of Sam Wilson: “he’s out of line but he’s right.”


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MMauler
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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
As the saying goes, you don't get a second chance to make a good first impression.

Well, in Jordan Jefferson's case, you don't get a second chance to make a good last impression either.

He was horrid in his last game. It was partly due to the fact that he really hadn't played a lot that season. But, it was clear that he should have been benched in the BCSNCG. As I was sitting in the stadium wondering where in the f*ck is Jarrett Lee, I had Bama fans turning around and asking us why doesn't Miles put in the guy who beat us in the regular season.

No one f*cking knew what Miles was thinking.

But, as I was leaving the Superdome I was confident that Miles' tombstone would one day read, "Why in the f*ck didn't I put in Jarrett Lee?"

Now, unfortunately, it's Jordan Jefferson who is blamed and who people look at as a failure. And, it's mainly because Miles is a f*cking bonehead who couldn't see the obvious.

BTW -- Did we ever get past the 50 yard line in that game? It's the one game I just can't rewatch. Jefferson should have been benched in the second quarter. It was clear that he didn't have it that day and looked like a deer in f*cking headlights from the first kickoff. And, although the 21-0 score looked lopsided, the defense kept us in that game into the 4th quarter.
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Frogman93
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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
If the rumors are true, JJ was drunk as a skunk the night before that game. But it’s more Leslies fault than anyone else.


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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
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It’s been 10 years


Good lord.


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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
I do remember Les recruiting Dak for tight end.


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Frogman93
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re: Was Jordan Jefferson highly recruited by other schools?
That night on Bourbon was the worst night of my life.


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