Griffin Schedules Official Visit to Boulder

After adding a couple of power backs in last year's class, Colorado could really use a smaller, quicker scat-back type in this recruiting haul. Willie Griffin from McClymonds HS in Oakland appears to fit that mold for the CU staff and the Bay Area star has become one of the first recruits to schedule his official visit to Boulder.

Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
40 time: 4.61
Bench: 285
Squat: 425
From: Oakland, California
High School: McClymonds

Willie Griffin has written offers from Washington, Colorado and Oregon State. The Huskies are the lone school to offer since the last time the Buffalo Sports News spoke with him. He also has verbal offers from Utah and BYU.

The running back ran for 854 yards, 15 touchdowns and five two-point conversions as a junior. He split time with two other backs. Griffin was named second team all-city.

He feels that he will see many more scholarship opportunities after the season starts and he could be right-on. "I definitely think that my recruiting will pick-up after the first couple games," Griffin explains. "Some schools have told me since I split time last fall with other players they want to see what I look like when I am carrying the majority of the load. I am still interested to see what schools like Miami and Michigan might do. Recruiting has died down for now but it will be pretty hectic here soon."

Griffin does have a strong favorite from the schools that have extended scholarship invitations. "I have been thinking a lot about Washington. They have a great situation there at running back. I really feel I could play early there."

As for the Buffs, Coaches Strausser and Hagan have kept on the promising prospect. "I spoke with them last about a month ago. I get the most mail from them and I would still say they are recruiting me the hardest. I have scheduled a visit to Colorado for the Texas Tech game, the weekend of October 13th."

That is his only official visit scheduled at this time. "I will schedule one with Washington real soon. We are working on a date."

Griffin expects to take most of his visits before coming to a decision. "I will most likely not be ready to make a choice until later in the season after I see what schools become more serious about me."

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