June 29, 2006
Griffen star of stars
There were many stars at USC's Rising Camp who shined bright and perhaps the player whose star shined brightest was five-star defensive end Everson Griffen from Avondale, Ariz., Agua Fria.
Griffen is an athlete of a freakish nature. There aren't many on any level that have the size and speed combination that Griffen possesses. He has been timed in the 40 in a sub 4.5 hand held and a sub 4.6 electronically.
This guy is so special an athlete that he needs a nickname. How about "Super Freak" and whenever the talented Griffen makes a play the band or the loud speaker will blast the late great Rick James' classic R&B tune Super Freak.
"Super Freak" was as impressed with USC at their camp as he was impressive.
"It was a lot of fun," Griffen said. "I liked all the coaches. It's off the chain.
"The coaches give 110 per cent. They are always moving, hyper and ready to go.
"You can't be tired around those guys (USC's coaches). If you get tired around them (the coaches) then they are going to run you off the field."
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