July 14, 2012
The Black Knights have Griffin's attention
Quarterback Ty Griffin has two offers on his ledger already, but the Kennesaw (Ga) McEachem High School prospect indicated between the two offers (Army and Navy) ... one school is showing him a lot more attention than the other.
"I spoke to Coach Holmes about a week ago," says Griffin, in referencing the Black Knights defensive tackle coach. "We were just chatting about my summer and we were trying to set up a date so I could come and see the school."
"It would be an official visit and I'm going to call him back this week because I was at camp .... I've been out of touch this week to set that up."
Needless to say, the shifted has developed a budding and transparent relationship with Holmes, along with a growing interest in the Black Knights and West Point the institution.
"I'm pretty interested in Army," claims Griffin. "I really like Coach Holmes and I think it's a great opportunity, but not just for college ... but life after college."
"Coach Holmes first came down during our spring practice. He told about West Point, we talked about the type of offense they run at Army and even serving after graduation."
However, when it comes to Army's arch rival, Navy, Griffin indicated that the Midshipmen's communication with him as now reached dormant status. "I haven't talk to Navy in awhile, actually," confirms Griffin, who did share that others beyond the two academies are showing some interest.
"I'm also hearing from Georgia Tech, Virginia and Georgia Southern, along with JSU and a few other Division I schools," he adds, who feels that the triple option offense, albeit different variations run by Army, Navy and Georgia Tech fit well with his abilities as a quarterback. "I would do well ... I'm a good runner and solid passer," declares Griffin, who also focusing on he and his teammates have a outstanding 2012 season.
"Right now I'm just doing my workouts now and working with my quarterback coach," says the 6-foot-0, 188 pounder, who placed 8th in the high jump in this summer's state championship. "I've been watching a lot of film, practicing really and learn all our plays. Watching film on the teams will be playing this year, especially like Grayson. I watched a lot of our practice film and try to work on my mechanics.
As such, Griffin his optimistic out this years team that also host another Division I prospect in left tackle Jajuan Dulaney, who is committed to Maryland. "Our team is looking really good actually .... we are young, but good," declares Griffin, who will return as the field general in McEachem's pistol and spread offense.
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