Still Pondering

Dumas standout Darion Griswold (6-5, 240), who has interest from Arkansas in two sports, was on display this past weekend in the Real Deal In The Rock and still pondering whether he'll play football or basketball in college.

LITTLE ROCK – The one thing that's certain about Dumas' Darion Griswold is that he will get a chance to play either football or basketball in college.

The 6-5, 240-pound quarterback and power forward just still doesn't know which path he will take.

"I really still don't yet and haven't moved forward on either football or basketball," Griswold said. "I am just trying to maintain a level head. I haven't made a decision yet and still have plenty of time to do that."

Griswold showed off his basketball skills this past weekend while playing inside for the Arkansas Wings AAU team in the Real Deal In The Rock.

He scored in double figures in four of his team's five games, including 16 in the team's 1117-107 win over the Compton Magic to open the tournament.

That game was showed on television by KATV and drew about 3,000 fans to the Stephens Center.

"That was a lot of fun, especially because we were able to represent the state and win the game," Griswold said. "We just kept battling and got it done."

That was also the case in a 62-61 overtime win over the Memphis Magic in a bracket game on Saturday evening.

Tempers flared throughout the hotly-contested game and even boiled over to the parking lot after the game.

"Both teams came out pretty hard," Griswold said. "It was an overtime game and the intensity even picked up there. We fought back and won the game. It was a great win for us and we really just didn't want to let that one get away."

Griswold averaged 14.2 points and 6.2 rebounds this past season in basketball. During football season he threw for nearly 1,500 yards and rushed for 400 more during the football season.

There are four SEC schools that have contacted him about playing either basketball or football.

"There are a lot of SEC schools that are looking at me and that is where I would like to play," Griswold said. "Arkansas, LSU, Alabama, Auburn have all been recruiting me for football."

He hopes to be at this weekend's Arkansas Spring football game.

"Arkansas football coaches have been recruiting me hard and want me to come up and visit," Griswold said. "It is a pretty good school and I am certainly going to take a look. They are definitely in my top five."

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