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|Jefferson signs with Louisiana College|
Ferriday High senior Richard Jefferson signed a football scholarship with Louisiana College today (Wednesday) at Ferriday High.
Jefferson played quarterback and wide receiver for the Trojans this past season.
"They really made me feel at home," said Jefferson, who was also recruited by Northwestern State and Louisiana-Lafayette. "I really like the atmosphere."
The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Jefferson said Louisiana College is looking at him as a cornerback.
"They said I will play a lot of special teams and some cornerback my first year," Jefferson said.
Jefferson rushed for 1,438 yards and passed for 1,578, accounting for 23 touchdowns in his only season as a quarterback. He played running back and returned kicks the previous seasons.
Jefferson also had 47 tackles on defense.
"I think it helped me as a cornerback playing some quarterback because I learned a lot about receivers breaking off their routes," he said.
Jefferson said he is glad to have the signing behind him so he can now concentrate fully on basketball.
"I'm really going to miss Ferriday with the atmosphere and the band here," he said. "It's been a great four years."
Ferriday head football coach Richard Oliver said Jefferson will be successful at Louisiana College.
"Richard will do well because he has a great attitude and great work ethic," he said. "They cme here and looked at his films and were very impressed with what they saw. Richard will flourish in their system."
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