WR Joe Griffin Appears to be BYU's to Lose

One of two excellent wide receiver prospects from Grossmont Junior College, <b>Reynaldo Brathwaite's</b> former college home, confirmed he almost committed to BYU coaches last night.

Joe Griffin, a 6-3, 195-pound receiver with 4.4-4.5 40 speed, told TotalBlueSports.com last night, "I'm almost positive that I'll end up at BYU. I was very close to committing last night, but I just want to talk it over with my family before making a final decision. It's a huge decision and one I'm not taking lightly."

The Cougars are also simultaneously recruiting three other Grossmont standouts in Todd Watkins, Chanti Bloomer and Maurice London.

Griffin said he also has offers from San Jose State and New Mexico State. He would be eligible to enroll in January and participate in spring drills if he signs with BYU as early at Dec. 17. He would also have a redshirt option year to use.

"I know I'll be able to come in and compete right away for a slot in the rotation starting with spring ball and that is very important. I like Crowton's offense and his emphasis on throwing the football. It's a wide-open offense and that's what I love."

Griffin added he was impressed with the play and progress of Brathwaite at BYU. Reynaldo hosted Griffin on his official visit to Provo. "Rey is the man. He's just awesome and playing with him would be great. Hopefully, I can have the same success at BYU as he's had."

He remarked he was also impressed with the BYU coaching staff, particularly Lance Reynolds, who has been his primary recruiter. "Coach Reynolds is just a really nice guy; very easy to talk to and easy to get along with. Crowton is great as well. I like both of those guys a lot."

Griffin is he was in no great hurry to make his final decision, but will decide by the end for the year. "I love BYU and the opportunities there. I'd say I'm most likely going to play there, but I don't want to rush any decision before I have to. I feel I need to talk it over with my family first. Then I'll know for sure."

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