JUCO DT Says Yes to the Seminoles

This weekend Florida State got an official visit from a JUCO defensive tackle that has committed to wear the Garnet & Gold.

Defensive tackle Paul Griffin of Butler Community College has confirmed to Renegade Report.com that he has committed to Florida State.

"I have committed," the 6-foot-1 and 285 pound standout said. "I'm going to play the three technique which is similar to what I did at Butler. My host was Andre Fluellen and I feel like I fit perfectly into their system."

Griffin got the opportunity to watch film of Seminole All-American Broderick Bunkley and he came away very impressed.

"He's very aggressive and I feel I'm a lot like him," he said. "I play well for my size and I have good technique. I'm also pretty fast. Last semester I ran a 4.7/40."

In addition to speed Griffin is a very strong player. He has benched up 455 pounds to go along with a squat of 650 pounds.

The former Pensacola standout feels very good about his Butler Community College teammate (Toddrick Verdell) joining him in Tallahassee.

"He's going to come in with me next semester and I think he's going to play linebacker," Griffin said.

As a true sophomore at Butler, Griffin recorded 56 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss and six and ½ sacks. He also put up some pretty good numbers in high school.

"As a senior at Pensacola high school, I had 125 tackles and 16 sacks," he said. "I was recruited and offered by a lot of schools like Ole Miss, Tennessee and Florida State."

Griffin has three years of eligibility to play two years on the field.


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