"I just like the whole family atmosphere."
Additional facts: Erick McGriff earned varsity letters in football (3), basketball (2) and track (1); 2.7 GPA, 20 ACT, 1080 SAT; plans to major in either Sports Management or Business; DOB: 12/13/90; parents are Fred and Veronica McGriff.
Strengths: "I'm best at going and getting the ball in jump ball situations. I also run deep routes well, and I'm not afraid of contact. I definitely worked on holding on the ball better this year, too." 210 bench
Needs work: "I need to work on my quickness and footwork. I'm a taller guy, so I think I can improve more in both of those areas."
Recruiting coach/relationship: "Coach Louie Matsakis was my recruiter. He was cool and came down to watch me several times. He's easy to talk to and knows a lot about Kansas."
Expected to redshirt?: "I know it's different for everybody. I want to play early, but I don't think redshirting would be a problem. Getting used to the game is important. I've talked to the coaches, and they've said it won't take me long to get used to it."
Why Kansas?: "I just like the whole family atmosphere. When I visited, everyone was warm and welcoming. My dad loved it too. Coach Mangino is doing a great job. They are on the up-and-up every year and will have another good season next year."
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