Griffin has an open mind

Kelsey Griffin had no childhood favorite and he is now entering the recruiting process with an open mind. Get the latest on this 2013 defensive lineman here.

"I just haven't grown up pulling for one team or watching one school more than the others, so I have never had a real favorite," said Kelsey Griffin. "My dad [Craig Griffin] is from Mississippi and he played at Mississippi Valley State, so he likes some Mississippi schools, but I am so open to everyone."

Griffin is drawing attention from just about everyone in the South already. Alabama, Auburn, Duke, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina, and many others are currently showing interest in the 6-foot-2, 282 pound defensive lineman.

He'll likely see a few of those campuses this summer.

"I know I am attend a few camps, but I am not sure how many or which ones yet. I know for sure Auburn will be one and Alabama and Tennessee are two I am thinking about right now also. I still have to figure that out."

When Griffin attends camps, he will be looking at more than just how the coaches there coach him, he will be looking to see if it feels like a place he could fit in.

"I am ready to start looking at schools, seeing if it could be the right place for me, and seeing if it is a place I could really make a difference," he said. "I want to go somewhere I fit in, somewhere that I will be seen, and somewhere I feel at home."

One school has caught his attention on television and he has early interest in them.

"Alabama plays some good football and I liked watching them last season. I like their defense, their aggression, and their tempo. They play the style that I would like to play in college."

Right now, no offers have come in for this 2013 prospect, but that is not something he is worried about.

"I don't even think about that to be honest. I just go out and play football. I know a lot of coaches stopped by this spring to check on me and watch me practice, but I did not really pay attention to who they were. When offers come, they come. I cannot control that, but I can control what I do. That is what I worry about."

Griffin led Mill Creek High School in tackles last season with 97.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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