Griffey's Content With Options

Tyler Griffey is getting interest from a number of schools and he recently took a few college visits. caught up with the big man to get the latest on his recruitment.

Tyler Griffey, of Ballwin (Mo.) Lafayette Sr., is primed for a big junior year and the 6-foot-9, 220-pounder spent the off season working on his game and trying to make his game more versatile.

"I've been working on my defense, my quickness, my lateral speed and my agility," Griffey said. "This year with my high school team I'm going to start playing the three more and more."

His high school season just started on Tuesday and the Lancers picked up a 27-point victory over Eureka (Mo.) High. Griffey went 4-for-6 from the field and finish with 13 points.

"We blew them out, I didn't even get to play in the fourth quarter," Griffey said. "We are playing really well as a team right now. Right now we are just trying to get better as a team."

Throughout the year college coaches will file through Lafayette Sr. to check out the talented forward. Among the schools showing interest right now are Southern Illinois, Miami, St. Louis, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Carolina.

"I took a lot of visits in the fall," Griffey said. "I recently got back from Wisconsin and Missouri. I also go to SLU a lot and I'm also going to try and get down to Southern Illinois and maybe Kansas. I'm just trying to get around as much as possible."

According to Griffey, Wisconsin has put a scholarship offer on the table and he enjoyed his recent trip to Madison.

"It was fun," he said. "It was a lot of fun, I really liked it up there. Coach Ryan was pretty fun to meet and I love the campus. I just had a great time."

Missouri is also heavily involved and Griffey's taken a bunch of trips to see the Tiger football team in action.

"I think like 80-percent of my high school population goes there so I go down there all the time and I go watch football games with my buddies," Griffey said. "Right now with their football team being ranked number one, I've been to a lot of those games."

At this point Griffey seems content with the interest he's getting, but that doesn't mean he's ready to make a college decision. He'll likely wait till sometime next year to pick a school.

"I'm just trying to gather as much information as possible. I have a little less than a year to sign. It's still 11 months away and me and my dad have talked about it, but I still haven't narrowed it down yet. Maybe after the season I'll narrow it down some.

"With the schools that I listed, I think I'm set with those and I could choose from those. I'm happy with my options and I'm very fortunate. I consider myself lucky."

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