2025 3-star OL Matai Jefferson announces commitment to Arizona State

Dec 25, 2023, 1:23 PM

OL Matai Jefferson
announced his commitment to the Sun Devils on Monday. (Photo courtesy of ASU Ath...

OL Matai Jefferson announced his commitment to the Sun Devils on Monday. (Photo courtesy of ASU Athletics)

(Photo courtesy of ASU Athletics)

Three-star offensive lineman Matai Jefferson announced his commitment to Arizona State on Monday.

Jefferson, a 6-foot-4, 350-pound interior offensive lineman from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California, is the No. 62 IOL in the class of 2025, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He is also the No. 74 overall recruit in California and the No. 689 overall prospect.

Jefferson started for St. John Bosco High School and went 11-2 on the season. The Braves ranked No. 2 in the state and No. 6 nationally but ultimately lost to Mater Dei in the CIF Southern Section Football Division 1 playoffs.

Jefferson will have the opportunity to reunite with ASU OL Sean Na’a, also from St. John Bosco High School. Na’a played in nine games as a freshman for the Sun Devils last season.

Jefferson, who also had offers from Texas and UNLV, is second-year coach Kenny Dillingham’s fourth recruit in the 2025 class.

Jefferson joins QB Michael Tollefson (No. 315 nationally), DB Joseph Smith (No. 462 nationally) and Toby Mealer (No. 718 nationally) as a class of 2025 pledge. Tollefson is also out of California (JSerra Catholic High School), Mealer is from Hamilton High in Chandler and Smith comes to the Valley from Legacy the School of Sport Sciences in Spring, Texas.

Jefferson will also play with Champ Westbrooks, Terrell Kim, Filiva’a Saluni and Semisi Tonga, all IOL recruits for the Sun Devils in the class of 2024.

Arizona State Football

Arizona Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort chats pregame...

Arizona Sports

Arizona Sports’ 2024 Newsmakers Week schedule

Leaders from the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona State Sun Devils and more join Bickley & Marotta.

1 day ago

Kamari Wilson...

Arizona Sports

Defense dominates National Signing Day for Arizona State and coach Kenny Dillingham

ASU added a bunch of transfers on defense, including the 29th-leading tackler in the NCAA last season, on national signing day.

14 days ago

ASU head coach Kenny Dillingham, Arizona State vs Colorado Oct. 7 2023 (Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Spor...

Arizona Sports

Arizona State adds 1 OL transfer from Washington and 3-star safety

Arizona State had a busy night on Monday receiving two commitments from Jalen Klemm, an OL transfer from Washington and three-star safety Kyan McDonald from Seattle.

16 days ago

Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Kenny Dillingham gestures to a player during the college footba...

Damon Allred

Arizona State adds 3-star Basha receiver Mason Arhin to 2024 class

Mason Arhin committed to Arizona State football, furthering head coach Kenny Dillingham's efforts to keep Valley prospects home.

19 days ago

Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards...

Arizona Sports

Report: Arizona State, NCAA near resolution on recruiting violation penalties

Arizona State and the NCAA are close to ending negotiations over alleged recruiting violations under Herm Edwards, reports CBS Sports.

20 days ago

Wide receiver Jacob Cowing...

Vincent DeAngelis

Six players with Arizona ties weigh in for 2024 Senior Bowl, look to improve NFL Draft stock

Three University of Arizona players, as well as two former ASU players, weighed in and got their measurements taken for the 2024 Senior Bowl

22 days ago

2025 3-star OL Matai Jefferson announces commitment to Arizona State