Elite DL trims list

Kelsey Griffin has taken his time with the process, played things close to the vest, but he is now ready to release his favorites in order. He may not be far from making a decision and you can get the latest here.

"I took my time with everything, I visited a lot of schools, I talked things over with my parents, and I have narrowed my list down to five schools," Kelsey Griffin told Scout.

"Georgia is number one, then it is South Carolina, Florida, Florida State, and Auburn. I am pretty sure I will be committing to one of those schools when I make my decision."

Griffin originally thought he would be taking official visits before making his decision, but that may not be the case anymore.

"I am just going to commit when I am ready. I think I am closer than I thought I would be, but I am still not sure which school it will be yet. If I need to take official visits, then I will, but if I am ready this summer, I will commit then."

The 6-foot-2, 297 pound interior defensive lineman out of Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek would like to visit three of his finalists in the near future.

"I may be over at Georgia for another visit this weekend and I will be visiting Florida and Florida State this week or next week. I want to get around the coaches again and see the schools again."

Being around the coaches and in the different environments will be big for Griffin. He is looking for somewhere that he is very comfortable.

"I want to go to a school that I feel is my home away from home," Griffin said. "I could be at this place for the next three or four years, so I want to be comfortable. I want to feel good around the coaches, I want to feel good on the campus, and just have the comfortable feeling."

Griffin is the no. 11 defensive tackle and no. 101 overall prospect in the country according to Scout.com.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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