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Former Guyer standout Jefferson transfers to Houston

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Brett Vito, Staff Writer

Former Guyer standout Ellis Jefferson will continue his college football career at Houston.

Jefferson signed with Arizona State and played in 38 games over the course of three seasons. He caught 25 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns before electing to transfer. 

Houston officially announced the addition of Jefferson this morning:

Jefferson helped lead Guyer to the 2012 Class 4A Division I state title. Colorado, Michigan State and Mississippi State were among the schools  that offered Jefferson a scholarship out of high school.

UNT pursued Jefferson over the last few months and hosted him and his mother during spring practice.

Jefferson declined to comment on what would go into his decision on where to continue his career during UNT's spring drills.

Jefferson will join a Houston team that is entering its first season under Major Applewhite. The former Texas quarterback took over the Cougars program after Tom Herman left for Texas.

Houston finished 9-4 last season and fell to San Diego State in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Cougars have played in a bowl game in each of the last four seasons.

UNT has added several transfers in the last  few  weeks to help improve its chances to building on a breakout season under Seth Littrell. The Mean Green finished 5-8 after falling to Army in the Heart  of Dallas Bowl.

UNT went just 1-11 in the season before Littrell's arrival.

UNT has added Abilene Christian graduate transfer offensive lineman Riley Mayfield and Tyler Junior College offensive lineman Sosaia Mose

Former Itawamba Community College cornerback Kemon Hall will join UNT for the beginning of fall practice.