Top prospect Rondae Jefferson officially visited the University of Arizona this weekend. The visit was a resounding success for all parties, and everyone involved was in good spirits Sunday.
Jefferson arrived on the Arizona campus Friday morning. Jefferson was on campus for an unofficial visit just a few weeks ago, but his mother was not able to attend. Jefferson and his mother started the visit by sitting down with Coach Miller to discuss Jefferson’s potential role in the Arizona program. The meeting went extremely well and set the tone for the rest of the weekend.
Afterwards, Jefferson toured the campus on a golf cart alongside Coach Book Richardson. Jefferson was able to learn more about the educational departments as well as meet with counselors regarding the different academic options available should he choose to be a Wildcat. That evening Jefferson spent time with members of the basketball team and got a chance to experience the college lifestyle.
Saturday was all about football in Tucson, and the same was true for Jefferson. Rondae joined the basketball team in the Zona Zoo and had a great view as Arizona upset Oklahoma State. Needless to say, the campus was alive with excitement as students celebrated the victory.
Sunday morning, Jefferson and his mom had breakfast with the coaches before heading back to Philadelphia. The whole visit was so positive that it was thought that Jefferson might commit on the spot, but ultimately he wanted to be with all his friends and family when he makes his college choice official.
Coach Miller and Book will head to Chester, PA on Thursday for an in home visit with Jefferson and his family. The visit serves as a chance for the coaches to meet the family members that were unable to come out to Tucson. The visit serves as a culmination of Arizona’s recruitment of Jefferson over the past week.
Jefferson plans on returning to Arizona for the Red-Blue Game, when a number of Arizona’s other prospects will be in attendance.