When he was recruiting him, Lane Kiffin told Alshon Jeffery that he’d be pumping gas if he went to South Carolina

Alshon Jeffery was a very productive receiver for South Carolina, and is now one of 2013's breakout stars in the NFL. But when he was recruiting Jeffery out of high school, former USC coach Lane Kiffin told Jeffery that he would be pumping gas if he went to South Carolina.

Kiffin was the coach at Tennessee at the time, and said it after it Jeffery was intent on going to South Carolina.

From ESPN:

Kiffin was equally dogged. But when it was obvious that Jeffery wasn't going to Tennessee, Kiffin took off the gloves.

According to Jeffrey and Wilson, Kiffin told Jeffery that if he chose the Gamecocks, he would end up pumping gas for the rest of his life like all the other players from that state who had gone to South Carolina.

It's easy to make fun of Kiffin now given what's transpired in his time at USC, but it's imperative to note that he went to USC and ended up driving an ice cream truck. And after he went to USC, Lane Kiffin ended up hanging out on the beach with Matt Leinart.

Jeffery currently has 75 catches for 1,193 yards and six touchdowns. Advantage him.

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Nick Bromberg

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