Not long after receiving an offer, Chris Jefferson pulled the trigger.

The Athens 2014 athlete committed to SMU, according to PonyStampede.com. Jefferson received an offer from SMU within the last two weeks.

Jefferson visited SMU this week and was impressed by the campus and facilities, he told PonyStampede.com.

The website also reported that Jefferson's commitment is a strong one: "There is always a chance something comes up, but I'm really serious about SMU so I'm pretty solid."

Jefferson played on both sides of the ball for Athens in 2012, when the Hornets went 4-7 and reached a Class 3A Division I Region II first-round playoff.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder caught eight passes for 127 yards and a team-high three touchdown receptions. Defensively, he made 23 tackles, one sack, and one interception.

PonyStampede.com reported that Jefferson is expected to play outside linebacker at SMU.

2014 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Terry Ausborne, S, John Tyler, 5-10, 175 -- offer from SMU (1)
  • Jacob Bragg, OL, Nacogdoches, 6-4, 310 -- offer from Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Oregon State, ULM (4)
  • K.D. Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant, 6-0, 160 — offers from Arizona, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, Houston, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Purdue, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, West Virginia (21)
  • Caleb Chumley, QB/ATH, Pine Tree, 6-5, 220 -- offers from Houston, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, North Texas, Oregon State, Texas State (6)
  • Joseph Clark, RB/S, Chapel Hill, 5-9, 175 -- offer from Air Force (1)
  • Kade Clayton, ATH, Tyler Grace, 6-0, 180 — offer from SMU, Texas State (2)
  • Terrell Cuney, C, Jasper, 6-3, 260 — committed to Texas; additional offers from TCU, Texas Tech (3)
  • Tee Goree, WR, Carthage, 6-2, 168 -- offer from Louisiana Tech, Memphis, ULL, ULM (4)
  • Davion Hall, ATH, Liberty-Eylau, 6-2, 191 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, SMU, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (9)
  • Zaycoven Henderson, DT, Longview, 6-1, 287 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Texas Tech (7)
  • Willy Ivery, ATH, Sulphur Springs, 5-8, 180 -- offers from Colorado State, New Mexico, North Texas, Texas State, Toledo (5)
  • Jamal Jeffery, WR, Lufkin, 5-9, 165 — committed to Texas A&M (1)
  • Chris Jefferson, ATH, Athens, 6-2, 200 -- committed to SMU (1)
  • Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine, 6-0, 195 -- offer from ULM (1)
  • Dorian Leonard, WR, Longview, 6-4, 200 — offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas, Texas Tech (6)
  • Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse, 6-3, 203 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Houston, North Texas, Rice (4); also has Arizona, Arkansas, Houston baseball offers
  • Jarrell Owens, LB/DE, Palestine, 6-3, 238 -- offer from Texas State, Texas Tech, ULM (3)
  • Greg Roberts, DE, Nacogdoches, 6-5, 210 -- offer from Baylor (1)
  • Anthony Rhone, LB, Texas High, 6-0, 205 -- offer from SMU (1)
  • Okeeron Rutherford, WR, Carthage, 6-5, 181 -- offer from ULM (1)
  • Anthony Sanders, ATH, Athens, 5-11, 185 -- offer from ULM (1)
  • Kevin Shorter, RB/S, Newton, 6-0, 190 — offers from Arkansas, Army, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, LSU, Maryland, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, ULM, Utah (22)
  • Brian Thlang, OL, Palestine, 6-2, 290 -- offer from ULM (1)
  • Justin Twine, ATH, Hemphill, 5-10, 195 — committed to TCU for baseball; additional football offer from Baylor (1)
  • Josh Walker, RB/LB, Gilmer, 6-1, 220 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech (4)
  • D.J. Williams, DT, Lufkin, 6-4, 293 -- offers from Miami, North Texas, Oklahoma (3)
  • Jeffery Wilson, RB, Elkhart, 6-0, 190 -- offers from New Mexico State, North Texas, ULM (3)