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CeCe Jefferson's Dad Says He Isn't Refusing To Sign His Son's NLI, Which Remains Unsent To Florida

One of the prized recruits in Florida's 2015 class has yet to be officially made a Gator. 

On Wednesday - National Signing Day - five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson announced he is committing to Florida. For Jefferson's commitment to made official, his signed national letter of intent needs to be sent to the Gators. As of 12:35 p.m. Thursday afternoon, that letter remains unreceived by Florida. 

Earlier Thursday, reports stated that CeCe Jefferson's father, Leo, was refusing to sign his son's national letter of intent. According to's Mike Farrell, though, that is not the case. 

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Since Jefferson announced he is committing to Florida, the Gators have had to replace their defensive line coach, Terrell Williams, who is departing Gainesville for the NFL. Jim McElwain has replaced him with former Texas coach Chris Rumph.

Some believe this could be the reason for Jefferson's unsent letter. Jefferson seemed surprised by the news of Williams' departure, too. 

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Jefferson, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound defensive end, is ranked the No. 7 player in the 2015 class by 247 Sports' Composite Rankings. He was reportedly considering Auburn, Alabama and Ole Miss, along with Florida.