Peach State DB talks Kentucky offer

Among the new scholarship offers that went out this spring from the Kentucky staff was one to a sophomore defensive back who has already been getting familiar with the UK campus.

The early attention that Jonesboro (Ga.) High School standout Jordan Griffin is receiving from Mark Stoops & Co. has made a strong impression on him.

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"I was excited about the offer," Griffin said. "Coach (Derrick) Ansley offered me a while back, but since the offer he and I have built a really good relationship. I respect Coach Ansley as a coach and a person. When I visited a few weeks ago, nothing but positive results. I really enjoyed being up there."

He added that he plans to be back in Lexington this summer for one of UK's July camps.

Could an early commitment result from another visit?

"I haven't put much thought into a commitment," Griffin said. "I'm focusing on being a complete student-athlete right now."

Asked what he's looking for in a college program, Griffin said: "a place I can see myself playing for four years, a place with a great academic program, and just somewhere I can enjoy the overall environment around the campus. Also, a program where I can build a great relationship with the coaches."

The 6-foot, 172-pound Griffin, who was one of the standouts at April's Atlanta MVP Camp, also holds offers from Clemson, N.C. State, Ole Miss, Miami, Wake Forest and Cincinnati.

UK has also offered his teammates, Zerrick Cooper and James Walker. Another Jonesboro player, Kali James, visited UK's spring game with Griffin and Cooper.

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