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Jeffcoat grows into nation's top player

With a family of athletes behind him, the DE has emerged as a leader on and off field

Updated: August 6, 2009, 9:17 AM ET
By JC Shurburtt | Scouts Inc.

Defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat has been one of the top overall athletes in Texas since his freshman year of high school.

Now Jeffcoat is the No. 1 football prospect in the country in the ESPNU 150.

"It's very exciting [to be ranked No. 1]," Jeffcoat said. "There are so many great players around the country, so to be ranked as the top one is a big-time honor, especially by ESPN."

Jeffcoat (Plano, Texas/Plano West) had 94 tackles, including 11 for loss, and seven sacks his junior ...

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