Hokies Land DeMatha Star

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Virginia Tech has landed one of the top fullback prospects in the state of Maryland. Kenneth Jefferson, a 5-10, 230 pound back out of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, verbally committed to the Hokies yesterday during an unofficial visit with his family.

“Kenny’s going to [Virginia] Tech,” DeMatha Head Coach Bill McGregor confirmed. “He was down there on a visit, and he committed yesterday around 3:00 in the afternoon. I think it’s a good fit for him. They run a good system for fullbacks, and we’ve had some success down there with fullbacks before.”

Very strong, Jefferson is an excellent blocker. Also a solid rusher, he rushed for 400 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior last season, averaging around 17 yards per carry. Jefferson earned honorable mention all-league honors as a junior.

“Kenneth is 5-10, 230 pounds, and he plays fullback and middle linebacker,” McGregor said in an interview last week. “He’s been on the varsity since his sophomore year, and he was a starter last year. He’s a versatile player who could play on offense or defense. He’s strong and he’s tough. He runs the ball really well and he blocks really well.”

In addition to football, Jefferson is an accomplished wrestler. He is the two-time Maryland State Champion and is a two-time National Top Six wrestler. An excellent student, Jefferson will easily qualify with a 3.8 GPA and a 1230 score on the SAT.

Jefferson chose the Hokies over Penn State and Syracuse, both of whom had officially offered as well.