Florida DB now has three offers

Shaquem Griffin is a standout safety prospect from Lakewood High in St. Petersburg and Scout caught up with him to discuss the latest.

Shaquem Griffin has a twin brother and both played key roles on a very good Lakewood High defense in 2011. He talked about what he's been doing since then.

"I've been working out, going to track meets," Griffin said. "I've been working with my brother doing footwork drills, cone drills, and just be ready for anything like 7on7 or whatever. We're doing track and doing everything we can to keep our football skills up to date."

Griffin, 6-feet and 190 pounds, is quickly emerging as one of the top defensive back prospects in the greater Tampa area. He talked about his main position and how he'll be used this fall.

"I haven't heard about playing linebacker," he said. "I'm being recruited as a safety but my coach said I'll be playing some cornerback too. I'll play some linebacker on the goal line. I'll help whatever position the coaches want."

Three schools have already offered the standout defender and a few others have expressed interest.

"I have offers from Akron, UMass, and Ball State offered me a few days ago," he said. "I'm being looked at by FIU, Miami, Florida, Western Kentucky, and Clemson."

Griffin talked about what he'll be looking for in a school, aside from the desire to play college football with his brother (Shaquill Griffin).

"I'm looking at environment, the academics, and I wanna major in Medical so I'm looking at that. I wanna feel comfortable for four years. Lets say something happens, I want the coaches and players to be there for you. I wanna feel like home so that will be important. And I wanna be at a place with good football coaches."

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