Two months after announcing he would transfer from Arizona State, former Guyer standout Ellis Jefferson confirmed Wednesday that he intends to play at Houston as a graduate transfer. He said he committed to the Cougars on Monday. Jefferson will be eligible to play for Houston immediately.
Jefferson, a 6-4 wide receiver, redshirted in 2013 with the Sun Devils before playing in 38 games over three seasons. As a redshirt freshman, Jefferson caught 11 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns. He caught 12 balls for 160 yards in 2015 but managed just two catches for 21 yards last season.
Jefferson chose Houston over programs including SMU and Western Michigan. He was seen attending several practices at North Texas.
Houston will play under first-year coach Major Applewhite in 2017 after he took over for Tom Herman, who replaced Charlie Strong at Texas. The Cougars begin the season Sept. 2 at Texas-San Antonio.
Jefferson helped lead Guyer to its first of back-to-back state championships in 2012 and was the Wildcats' leading receiver that year with 901 yards and 10 touchdowns. In the state championship victory over Georgetown, he had 176 receiving yards and two touchdowns.