"It feels really good. I still feel like it was the right decision to make, and I'm still happy about it."
The Hoosier coaches were happy to hear of it too, as Griffith decided not to attend remaining camps on his schedule and make his choice a little early.
"They were ecstatic. They thought I'd wait a little bit longer. They weren't really expecting it. They were excited I did it so early. I talked to Coach Johns in the morning and he put me on the phone with Coach Wilson. He was ecstatic about it."
With his polish and experience in a passing offense, Griffith will have a chance to play early.
"They said to me that have possibility of coming in and playing all four years and have great success for them in that offense and be a great player for them. The thing is, I have to work at it. Me as a player, I always work at getting better. I will work at getting to where I need to be great player at IU."
Griffith is used to playing in the kind of wide open spread offense the Hoosiers are running and the opportunity to have a lot of passes come his way was important in the decision.
"When I went down for an unofficial back in January for their for junior day. I remember meeting Coach Littrell and hearing his background and the players he's coached. He told me himself that I remind him of his former player at Texas Tech, Wes Welker. Hearing that and knowing what he did at Arizona, averaging 300 yards a game passing, helped my decision. I'm going to be able to come in play and that they throw the ball that much is a great plan for me."
Griffith says he feels a sense of pride about playing for his in-state school and he hopes other prospects from the Hoosier State will feel that too.
"That's my main job right now is that I'm going to start recruiting some of the kids in Indiana and trying to make them stay in Indiana to become a part of something special. Coach Wilson harped on that; getting guys that want to come in and compete, win games, come and play for in-state school and that's the biggest thing now that I'm doing. Trying to get some of these guys to come play for us and be part of something special they can say they're proud of."