Kelsey Griffin Breakdown

Kelsey Griffin will play in the SEC and it will be at South Carolina. The four-star defensive tackle committed to the Gamecocks on Wednesday and you can find out what USC is getting here.

South Carolina picked up a huge commitment Wednesday. Kelsey Griffin made up his mind and he chose South Carolina. Griffin is an elite interior defensive lineman and he is a big pick up for the Gamecocks. He is very mature physically and mentally. He is a very strong young man, he has great upper and lower body strength.

His first step and quickness off the ball are things that stand out immediately when breaking his game down. He gets a great jump off the ball and he gets good penetration and he can really help collapse the pocket.

The way he uses his hands impress too. He has violent hands and he is strong at the point of attack. He has shown quick hands..

Leverage is a key for success in the trenches and he plays with very good pad level. He gets up under the blockers and he is much more in control of them than they are him. He really is a natural bender at the hips and knees.

He is not just an inside defensive lineman that will take up space, but he is someone who will make plays. He is a wide body, but he has good quickness and lateral movement.

A couple of things Griffin can work on are technique and ball recognition. He can keep his head down a little at times and not recognize where the ball is as quickly as he should. He also can work on his moves and technique in the trenches. He can bull rush and he has shown a rip move, but there is still plenty of room to improve in those areas.

Griffin will easily be able to carry over 300 pounds and he will likely play round 315-325 pounds at South Carolina down the road. He has a chance to be a very big part of the Gamecock's defensive front down the road.

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