UCLA offers local linebacker

Los Angeles (Calif.) View Park linebacker Cameron Griffin has been a longtime San Diego State commitment but a few Pac 12 programs have gotten involved and will definitely give him a lot to think about.

A story broke out a couple of weeks ago that UCLA had offered fast rising linebacker Cameron Griffin. Although the story was a little pre-mature, the Bruins did indeed offer Griffin over the weekend.

"They offered me before the game on Saturday," Griffin said. "Coach Yarber was at my game Thursday night and that was a big deal for me. That was Halloween night so for them to come out and see me meant a lot.

"UCLA has been recruiting me for a while and I could tell they wanted to offer but they always said they had to see me play in person first. I've been talking with Coach Yarber and Coach Ulbrich and I like the whole staff a lot. My parents came with me to the game and they liked it a lot as well. UCLA is kind of a dream offer for me and it definitely gives me a lot to think about."

The Bruins aren't the only ones showing strong interest right now as Oregon has also picked things up with Griffin.

"I've talked to Oregon LB coach Don Pellum a couple of times," Griffin said. "They have a great program and it would be big to get an offer from the Ducks as well. They're still evaluating me, they have seen my film but I think they want to come out and see me in person before they offer like UCLA did.

"Right now, I'm still committed to San Diego State but the offer from UCLA and interest from some other schools like Oregon is going to make me step back and little and evaluate all my options. I would like to do some official visits and compare the schools to each other before I make a final decision."

Griffin is an intriguing kid with a big upside to him. He's all of 6-3, 215 pounds and can really run and hit. He's a little under the radar because of the league he plays in and the competition he goes up against. Saying that, he has a ton of natural ability and is one of those players you only need to watch four or five plays on his tape to see the potential.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 16 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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