2015 speedster favors five

Taj Griffin recently added an offer from the Florida Gators. He has an impressive offer list and he is one of the top playmakers in the 2015 class.

Taj Griffin carried the ball around seven times a game in 2012 as he shared the load with other playmakers. He ran for close to 650 yards and averaged around 10 yards per carry.

That tells you what type of player he is.

Griffin has been timed in the 40 yard dash at 4.39 seconds and his speed and the ability to make big plays have led to numerous big-time offers.

His most recent offer came from Florida after a very impressive performance at Friday Night Lights.

"It was good down at Florida. I really liked the camp and I liked the coaches, the facilities, the atmosphere, and I felt I had a good performance," said Griffin when asked about his experience in The Swamp.

He felt his performance was good and Florida agreed. Griffin had Brian White's attention all night and the Gators offered him shortly after the camp concluded.

Now that he is a Gator target, he has interest in them.

"I really like Florida a lot. I like the atmosphere there, I like the speed they have, and I am excited about the offer. I am glad I went down there for Friday Night Lights."

Florida has moved up Griffin's list into his top five.

"I still have an open mind, I am checking out a lot of schools, but I do like five schools right now.

"My favorites are Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, and Tennessee. I have offers from each school and I have visited all except for Tennessee and FSU. I have talked to coaches from those two schools a lot though."

Georgia is an in-state school and the Dawgs offered the 5-foot-9, 168 pound star out of Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern early on.

"I have been to Georgia a few times now and I really like the coaching staff. I relate to them well, I have a great relationship with Coach [Bryan] McClendon, and I feel like they could help me be the best that I can be. I feel like Georgia would be a good place for me to go."

The school UGA opens up with this season has captured Griffin's interest too.

"I went up to Clemson and hung out for a while a couple of months ago and I liked it a lot. I really like their offense and how they have produced top running backs. Some running backs in recent years have had great careers and I think I could have one there at Clemson too in their offense."

FSU has a lot of history and the Seminoles are in hot pursuit of one of the top 2015 running backs in the country. Griffin may take a trip to Tallahassee this fall.

He also may make it up to Knoxville to see the new Butch Jones offensive live.

The soon-to-be Scout 100 prospect thinks he could fit into that scheme just fine.

"Tennessee runs the spread offense and I think I could fit in there as a running back or in the slot," Griffin said. "I could get the ball in open space there and I like that. I have not been there yet, but I have talked to the coaches numerous times."

Griffin may have a quintet of favorites right now, but he has not thought much about committing to this date. He said that will just happen.

"It really depends for me; I have not had that feeling yet to commit. I have not been at a school and just felt like I was ready to do that. It will just happen for me when me and my parents feel it is right. I do not know if I will commit early or if I will commit late. It will just happen."

Griffin plans to be at Clemson on August 31 when the Tigers host the Georgia Bulldogs and like when he is on any other campus, he will be looking at the school from top to bottom.

"I want to go where I feel I can achieve the most goals. I am looking for the total package in football and in academics. I just want what is best for. It is not about one thing for me, it is about it all."

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