Jim Jeffcoat told Fox 26 News in Houston that he would remain the defensive line coach under former OU assistant Kevin Sumlin at Houston in 2010 for his third season.
Jackson Jeffcoat is billed as the No. 1 defensive end prospect by Rivals.com, and the No. 2 prospect overall by ESPNU. Jim Jeffcoat, a former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills, was reportedly in the mix to take over for Chris Wilson as Oklahoma’s defensive ends coach, and reportedly interviewed for the job in 2005, when Wilson was hired.
Wilson left Oklahoma last week to become Mississippi State’s co-defensive coordinator.
His father isn’t his only link to Oklahoma, either. His sister, Jacqueline, will be a freshman on the OU women’s basketball team next season.
Jackson Jeffcoat, of Plano West in Plano, Texas, is scheduled to visit Norman this week, and is also considering Texas, Arizona State (his father’s alma mater) and Houston. He says he’ll cut down the list and possibly commit after his visit. National Signing Day is February 3.
“He is going to be there four or five years. He has to be happy. I want him to make a decision that best suits him, not me, his mother or anyone else,” Jim Jeffcoat told Fox 26.