March 19, 2008

USF offer begins Griffin's list

DORAL, Fla. - If you're looking for a college wide receiver, one of the first places to go should be South Florida. With nearly everyone possessing game-breaking speed out of the area, Opa Locka (Fla.) Monsignor Pace wide receiver Sterling Griffin is a prospect with much more.

Griffin, who already holds an offer from USF, has size at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, he has quickness and he runs great routes as well. Throw in his hands and body control and Griffin has the complete package as a wideout and will be highly recruited in the coming months.

Griffin talked about his initial offer from South Florida.

"It came a month ago," Griffin said. "I got it in the mail. I'd been talking to them. They write me a lot of letters and I call them every once in a while. It was my first offer and I was excited. I've always liked the University of South Florida. I've been up there a couple times and I have family that's attended school there. I went to their football camp in the 10th grade and I loved their coaching staff."

Griffin has had some favorite programs in the past but at this point, he is very open to anyone who recruits him.

"I always liked Miami," he said. "I'm pretty neutral though. I liked other schools and any school that passes the ball, I love them."

The style of offense is very important to Griffin as is the number of players a school sends to the next level, but comfort level is the most important factor.

"I feel if that school, if I feel like it's a good school and they're treating me well and I feel like it's a home away from home. I'll commit right away."

The camp circuit is starting up and Griffin is ready to showcase his game.

"I hope to go to the South Carolina and South Florida camp," he said. "Any camp I can attend I'll get out there."

Griffin also lists South Carolina, LSU, Virginia, Florida and Florida State as some programs that have shown him interest.


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