2015 speedster visits UGA

Georgia had some talented prospects on their campus last weekend to see a bowl practice and one of those was a 2015 athlete out of the Peach State with a lot of speed.

"Georgia invited me over for their Junior Day Saturday, so I went over to Athens, and I liked it. I go to look over everything, I saw the facilities, and everything was real nice. I thought the visit went really well for me," Taj Griffin told Scout.

Griffin liked the facilities and he was impressed with their practice, but what stood out to him the most on Saturday was the fact that the coaches already new him.

"A lot of the coaches already knew my name, where I was from, and all that before I even told them, so that really stood out to me. They must have a lot of interest in me to already know me like that. That felt good too."

The 5-foot-9, 168 pound speedster out of Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern is drawing interest from the in-state Bulldogs along with many others.

"South Carolina and Virginia are showing a lot of interest in me and South Carolina has already talked about offering me.

"Georgia Tech, Missouri, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Florida, Mississippi State, Duke, and a few others are sending me mail too. Some coaches have stopped by the school already to ask about me also."

Griffin talks about what he feels schools like about him early in his recruitment.

"My speed is one thing. I ran the 40 yard dash in 4.39 seconds at North Carolina State last summer, so that is one thing. I think they see how I can make big plays too. I only carried the ball about six or seven times a game this year, but I had 645 yards and seven touchdowns. I had four more touchdowns called back too. I just think schools see me on those stretch plays and how I get to the outside, then how I score."

UGA was the first school to get him on their campus as a recruit and he has interest in the Dawgs, but Georgia is not his early favorite.

"I have a lot of interest in UGA and I would love an offer from them, but Oregon is my top school," he said. "I really think I would be perfect in their offense. They like speed and that is what I am about. I have not heard from them yet, but I hope to soon."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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