Jeffries Remaining Patient

Quarterback Brandon Jeffries

Santa Maria (Calif.) Allan Hancock quarterback Brandon Jeffries has three years to play two and is hoping to soon receive his first offer...

Santa Maria (Calif.) Allan Hancock quarterback Brandon Jeffries recently finished his season and feels like he made an improvement as a player over the past few weeks.

"The season was pretty good. We would have liked it to be better, but we had a pretty good team. I became more of a leader and learned to focus more on my fundamentals and the little things," he said.

Interestingly enough, Jeffries didn't begin playing quarterback until his senior year at Visalia (Calif.) El Diamante, when he made the switch from receiver.

"I played quarterback a little bit when I was younger, but switching from receiver to quarterback in high school was a little challenging. I've learned a lot in these past couple of years, so that's helped me out a lot. I would definitely have to say that my arm is one of my biggest strengths," he said.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound quarterback is the career touchdown passing leader at Hancock after winning the starting job at the beginning of his freshman year. Jeffries has thrown for 2,951 yards and thirty touchdowns in his two years at starter.

Though recruiting hasn't been as busy as he would like, Jeffries is staying optimistic that an offer could soon arrive.

"I've had a couple of coaches talk with me here and there, but it's been a bit stressful. I really hope to get a scholarship offer soon. I've been talking with a Division-II program in Michigan, and my coach has told me that Maine has been interested, as well as San Jose State and Fresno State.

Jeffries, who is an automatic qualifier and will have three years to play two, says two particular in-state programs have his attention.

"I really like both Fresno State and San Diego State. San Diego State is my number one. I like their style of offense; I think I could fit perfectly in their style of offense. With Fresno State, I like that they are close to home. I'm from Visalia, which is about forty minutes away from Fresno. I've gone to a few of their games and it's a nice area," he said.

JUCO National Signing Day is December 19th, 2012.

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