We hear stories all the time of how players grew up as fans of certain programs, and how it’s been a lifelong dream to play for a particular school.
It isn’t very often we hear about the parents and their school spirit.
Jefferson’s parents bleed orange and blue, according to Zach Abolverdi of Gator Sports.
“If it was up to my parents,” Jefferson said, “I’d be signing with Florida right now.”
It's a little deeper than just that, though.
Jefferson's father is marked for life when it comes to the Gators, he told Thomas Goldkamp of 247Sports:
Oh man, my dad who just walked off has a freaking Gator head tattooed on his arm, Jefferson said. When you go in my yard, he has a board thing that's posted above my door that says 'Home of a Gator.' He's a Gator fan. He's a die-hard, he's always been. That's his team.
Forget letting down thousands of Florida fans. I’m not sure how anyone can say no to mom and dad.