Byron Cowart and CeCe Jefferson are two of the country’s top recruits in the 2015 class. Cowart, a strong side defensive end from Florida, is ranked as the No. 1 player in the nation. Jefferson, also a strong side defensive end, is the No. 2 player at his position and a top 10 player nationally.
For some time, many thought the two standouts would be a package deal on the recruiting trail.
“I want to go up there with CeCe,” Cowart said of a visit to Georgia in June. “He has already been up there but we should go together. We are a package deal anyway so we might as well hit some of these schools together.”
It appears the two standouts are no longer a package deal, though.
Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you so no more package deal
— Byron Cowart (@ByronHawkStar99) July 25, 2014
No more package deal, the picture bigger.
— Ivan Drago (@cecejeferson7) July 25, 2014
This could be good news for some schools, and bad for others. Georgia was thought to be a favorite for both players, while other schools stood better chances if the players were to make separate decisions.
Jefferson lists Florida, Auburn, Florida State, Alabama, and USC as some of his top choices, while Cowart lists Florida, Oregon, Alabama, Auburn, and Maryland, among others. Both have scholarship offers from basically every program in the country.