Scouting: Erick McGriff

Erick McGriff made his college commitment on Sunday so lets take a closer look at what the Florida receiver brings to the table.

Erick McGriff committed to Kansas on Sunday and it's a solid pickup for Mark Mangino's Jayhawks.

The first thing you notice about McGriff is his size. At 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, he qualifies as a legit "big receiver". He's an athletic big kid, too. When he's not playing football, he's scoring tons of points on the hardwood.

He doesn't have blazing speed but he's plenty fast enough. He probably runs in the 4.6 range and he's considered more of a possession receiver. He does a nice job catching balls in traffic. He runs good routes, will block for his offensive teammates, and he plays with a real good understanding of the game.

Work ethic is something else that sticks out with McGriff, which probably stems from the fact that his father was a Major League Baseball player for many years.

Production wise, he put up a huge senior season. He finished the season with 43 catches for 742 yards and five touchdowns.

The Jayhawks may not have come into Florida and took away a kid from the Big 3 or anything like that but they're getting a very good wide receiver prospect and someone who will likely be able to play early in his career because of the tools he brings to the table.


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