Griffiths helped lead his North Florida Christian team to a perfect 13-0 season this past season, capitalized by a state championship. Griffiths led his team with 167 tackles, including 103 solo stops.
According to Griffiths, Randy Edsall was a big reason for choosing Maryland.
"Obviously, the atmosphere and the new coaching staff," Griffiths added. "I have been following Coach Edsall for awhile now. I know what he can do with a program. I'm looking forward to playing for him."
Another factor Griffiths cited, was the chance at early playing time. With Demetrius Hartsfield entering his senior year, Griffiths not only sees a great opportunity to learn behind a three-year letterman--but also an opportunity to transition himself from high school, into a significant starter role early in his career.
"(Hartsfield) will be a senior next year, and it will be good to learn the system from him," Griffiths said. "Then, with my freshman year behind me, I'll be able to start for three years.
As a state champion, and going through practice routine for a perfect 13-0 season, Griffiths also cited Maryland's practice routine as a factor in his decision.
The way I saw their practice, a Sunday practice after one of their games, the way they run stuff is they way they run things (at North Florida Christian)," Griffiths said. "It's the same system, and it's been very successful for us. It it was successful for us in high school, it should be successful for us in college too.