Both Jefferson and Florida coach Jim McElwain both tweeted about the commitment Monday.
Today is the day that I officially become a Florida Gator,sorry for the wait #GatorNation! Sending my LOI in shorty 💯🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊— 7 (@cecejeferson7) February 9, 2015
The No. 9 player in the ESPN 300 committed to Florida on ESPNU on Wednesday, but his father, Leo Jefferson, refused to sign the letter, which requires one parent's signature.
The younger Jefferson, however, despite his father's objections, continued to post pro-Florida tweets over the next several days and even attended Florida's basketball game against Kentucky in Gainesville on Saturday night.
After several conversations with Florida coaches, Leo Jefferson finally agreed to sign the letter and end the process for his son. CeCe Jefferson updated that development in a Saturday tweet.
Im a Gator and my LOI will be turned in soon,my dad and coach Collins had a long talk today. 🐊🐊🐊🐊— 7 (@cecejeferson7) February 7, 2015
With Jefferson officially part of Florida's 2015 class, the Gators finish with 21 signees, including six ranked in the ESPN 300. Jefferson joins offensive tackle Martez Ivey as Florida's two five-star signees.