LSU's Rickey Jefferson looking to make immediate impact - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

LSU's Rickey Jefferson looking to make immediate impact

Rickey Jefferson (Source: www.heraldguide.com) Rickey Jefferson (Source: www.heraldguide.com)
  • LSUMore>>

  • LSU football enjoys team outing at original T.J. Ribs restaurant

    LSU football enjoys team outing at original T.J. Ribs restaurant

    Tuesday, August 11 2015 9:37 PM EDT2015-08-12 01:37:12 GMT
    Tuesday, August 11 2015 10:06 PM EDT2015-08-12 02:06:19 GMT
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.More >>
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.More >>
  • LSU football wants return to 2011 defense

    LSU football wants return to 2011 defense

    Thursday, August 6 2015 3:15 PM EDT2015-08-06 19:15:51 GMT
    Thursday, August 6 2015 3:36 PM EDT2015-08-06 19:36:51 GMT
    LSU may have ranked No. 1 in the SEC defensively last season, but many fans and analysts agree that wasn’t an accurate reflection of how the team actually played. More >>
    LSU may have ranked No. 1 in the SEC defensively last season, but many fans and analysts agree that wasn’t an accurate reflection of how the team actually played. More >>
  • LSU football reports for fall camp, Miles says Bain was never reinstated

    LSU football reports for fall camp, Miles says Bain was never reinstated

    Wednesday, August 5 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-08-05 16:06:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 5 2015 4:52 PM EDT2015-08-05 20:52:04 GMT
    On a steamy and sweltering morning in south Louisiana, the LSU football team officially reported for the start of fall camp. The Tigers checking into the West Campus Apartments Wednesday morning, with their first practice set for Thursday. More >>
    On a steamy and sweltering morning in south Louisiana, the LSU football team officially reported for the start of fall camp. The Tigers checking into the West Campus Apartments Wednesday morning, with their first practice set for Thursday. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

It's a bit of a fresh start for the Jefferson family at LSU. Former Tiger quarterback Jordan Jefferson had his share of big moments at LSU, but his Tiger career ended poorly for several well-documented reasons. However Jordan's younger brother now seems poised to make an immediate impact as a true freshman defensive back.

"It's been beautiful man," says Rickey Jefferson. "I've been looking forward to this transition for a long time in my life. I'm just thankful for God giving me this opportunity. Thanks to coach Miles, for having faith in me to come here."

Jefferson is hardly a scrawny lad needing years of work in the weight room. He's listed at 5'11, 199 pounds on the latest roster, 12 pounds heavier than what's reflected in the LSU media guide. Now it's just a matter of knowing where to go, before laying the lumber.

"I'm moving around pretty fast. I'm starting to pick up the pace of the defense. I've got good mentors around me like Craig (Loston) to help me with that. Every question that I ask. They tell me if I'm coming out of my break wrong, if I have the wrong alignment. Coach (Corey) Raymond also does a great job with that."

Jefferson smiles with confidence when asked if he'll play right away. He seems to have little doubt he will.

"I just know I'm going to work hard enough to do what I have to do."

Lining up at safety in John Chavis' attack certainly brings with it huge responsibilities, especially for a young man who was just playing at Destrehan High School last fall.

"I'm learning all the checks. You have to know everything. You're like the quarterback of the defense. You have to know what everybody is doing on the field."

Jordan Jefferson can still be seen often around the LSU football complex, usually working up a heavy sweat as he fires passes. He has passed on advice to his talented, younger brother, who's entire collegiate career is literally in front of him.

"He tells me to stay humble and listen to everything the coaches tell you," says Rickey. "Never be late to meetings. Always be eager to learn something new. And be willing to make sacrifices for your team."

And like his older brother, Rickey's already got a great rapport with the head man.

"Coach Miles is a cool dude," he smiles. "We have a good relationship."  

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • UK Holds Annual Media Day

    UK Holds Annual Media Day

    Sunday, July 30 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-07-30 22:16:57 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE)   Hope springs eternal as the University of Kentucky football team gears up for another season.  The team held their annual media day on Sunday for all the coaches and players to weigh in on the upcoming season.  "We all do that let's go work on let's go play let's not talk about it and worry about all that and get better," said head coach, Mark Stoops.   The team is also starting camp on Sunday, and the players are excited to get to...More >>
    LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE)   Hope springs eternal as the University of Kentucky football team gears up for another season.  The team held their annual media day on Sunday for all the coaches and players to weigh in on the upcoming season.  "We all do that let's go work on let's go play let's not talk about it and worry about all that and get better," said head coach, Mark Stoops.   The team is also starting camp on Sunday, and the players are excited to get to...More >>
  • Ole Miss hands Florida their first SEC loss

    Ole Miss hands Florida their first SEC loss

    Sunday, January 14 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-01-14 05:05:44 GMT
    Source: Ole Miss SportsSource: Ole Miss Sports

    Bruce Stevens scored 22 points, Deandre Burnett added 20, and the Rebels held off Florida for a 78-72 win on Saturday afternoon.

    More >>

    Bruce Stevens scored 22 points, Deandre Burnett added 20, and the Rebels held off Florida for a 78-72 win on Saturday afternoon.

    More >>
  • WELCOME BACK: Marcus Lattimore joins USC football staff

    WELCOME BACK: Marcus Lattimore joins USC football staff

    Friday, January 12 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-01-12 20:56:05 GMT
    Will Muschamp shares a laugh with Marcus Lattimore in Friday's news conference. Lattimore has been named USC's new director of player development. (Source: WIS)Will Muschamp shares a laugh with Marcus Lattimore in Friday's news conference. Lattimore has been named USC's new director of player development. (Source: WIS)

    South Carolina legend Marcus Lattimore will return to his alma mater's football program in an off-the-field role. 

    More >>

    South Carolina legend Marcus Lattimore will return to his alma mater's football program in an off-the-field role. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly