The 6-foot-5, 275 pound offensive guard seemed to know right away this was going to be the school he chose to play for. Chris Griffin talked about why he went ahead and made his decision today. "You get that feeling in your stomach that this is where you want to go, so I figured why wait?"
As you head into Atlanta, you can find Georgia Tech's campus located right at the heart of the city. The fact that you find the Jackets' home right downtown connected with Griffin in a big way. "I loved it. When you think of Atlanta, you think of Georgia Tech," he said. "It's like a city within a city."
Recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum has been on the trail with Griffin throughout the process, but Paul Johnson was along with him during Griffin's visit.
Griffin was clearly impressed with where Bobby Dodd stadium and the realm of the Yellow Jackets was situated, but that wasn't all the he enjoyed. The overall feel for the football program and school was the most positive he's seen so far. "They really have a family-like feel, it was the only college I've been to that really felt that way."
Football isn't the only focus when you talk about Georgia Tech. The school is a premiere institution in so many fields of study, another factor that played into Griffin's commitment. "They went over their academics and we met with their advisors. They showed us everything they had to offer. It was great," he said. He mentioned an interest in majoring in either civil or mechanical engineering, which surely resonated with him while he was touring Tech's facilities.
Clemson and Vanderbilt were set to be his next stops, but he called those schools and informed them of his commitment shortly after visiting Atlanta. Griffin had visited every Florida school that had made him an offer so far, but none of them hit home like Georgia Tech.