Former USC DT Noah Jefferson Lands At Arizona

    Ex-USC defensive tackle Noah Jefferson has a new home. The former Trojan is headed to the desert to play for Arizona.

    March 7, 2017

    Ex-USC defensive tackle Noah Jefferson has a new home. The former Trojan is headed to the desert to play for Arizona.


    Noah Jefferson may not have fancied playing for USC, but he certainly was comfortable in Pac-12 land.

    The former Trojans defensive lineman confirmed on his Twitter account that he is going to continue his playing career at Arizona.

    As of now, Jefferson will have to sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules. However, it is expected that the Wildcats are at least going to look into pushing for a waiver that would allow the defensive tackle to be eligible at his new school immediately.

    Jefferson arrived to USC as a four-star member of its 2015 recruiting class. With the Trojans, he played in 14 games (one start) as a true freshman. He started the 2016 season opener to Alabama, which saw the Trojans being blown out, and he never played another down. A combination of injuries, personal reasons and academic issues forced him to the sideline, and he ultimately decided to transfer.

    Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez said on National Signing Day that he was not done adding to the team’s roster, so this is a nice pick-up for the ‘Cats because he adds much-needed size to the team’s D-Line. Jefferson is listed at 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds. Wildcat fans now will wait to see if he can get a waiver to play right away and help get the team back to the postseason.

    The move comes a couple of days after Arizona was able to land quarterback K’Hari Lane, who was a late addition to its 2017 class.

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