Griffin Hears From ECU

2015 Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, Va.) athlete T.J. Griffin has an ECU offer and would like to learn more about the school. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about it.

Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Va. has a bevy of talent that ECU has been recruiting – T.J. Griffin is one of those talented recruits.

The talented two-way junior has seen his recruitment turn up a notch since January and he already has an impressive list of offers accumulating.

"I've heard from Florida most recently," said the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Griffin. "I have offers from Duke, Virginia, West Virginia, Old Dominion, UNC Charlotte, ECU and Wake Forest."

Griffin mentioned his relationship with ECU has been alright thus far, but he would like to see more interest from them. Regardless, he may try to make it out for a visit in order to improve his knowledge of the school.

As far as a top school goes, Griffin declined to name one yet. He mentioned he is solely focused on his grades and getting better at football right now.

At Ocean Lakes Griffin plays on both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and a defensive back. His preference is to starts games on the offensive side of the ball and check in for certain defensive packages. ECU linebackers coach John Wiley extended Griffin his offer at the defensive back position; it may be due to his motor on the field.

"I play very aggressive and play each play like it's my last," said Griffin. "I'm working toward a state championship with my team for senior year."

In order to prepare himself to make a run for the state title as a senior, Griffin will be "continuing his grind" this summer in the gym. He will also be heading to different camps and combines.

Ocean Lakes has had a 2014 ECU signee (Massadiq Walton), and two top 2015 ECU targets in T.J. Griffin and his teammate Jahque Alleyne. If the Pirate coaches continue contact with any one of them, they could land themselves talented weapons to use on either offense or defense.


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