Rising Junior Visits Wildcats

After Isaac Griffith impressed at the Chicagoland Showcase Camp, Northwestern wide receivers coach Dennis Springer invited the rising junior back to campus for a private tour and some one-on-one meetings. On Tuesday, Griffith returned to Evanston for a visit, and enjoyed his time on campus.

"Everything went pretty well," Isaac Griffith said of his visit. "Everything was positive and I really love the school itself. Everything was great for me."

During his time on campus, Griffith spent some time with Coach Springer which included a one-on-one meeting. After that, he met with academic advisors, and toured the university's campus and football facilities.

After having what he described as a great visit, one thing stood out the most.

"Just the one-on-one talk with Coach Springer," Griffith said. "We talked about what I need to do and what I need to get better at, and talking about what I need to do to be a student and player at Northwestern."

Now preparing for his junior season with Homestead High School, Griffith will serve as a backup quarterback behind Western Michigan commit (and former NU prospect) Zachary Terrell. Griffith will likely be one of Terrell's go-to targets as a receiver, while also serving as the number two quarterback.

Northwestern coaches see Griffith working as a wide receiver in college, and have expressed strong interest in him—even as a junior. So far, Griffith has grown very comfortable with Coach Springer and the rest of the coaching staff. However, the coaches also delivered a message in where they see the program going.

"They were very friendly, a good coaching staff," he said. "They told me what's going to happen—the program is going to skyrocket in the next few years."

For Griffith, finding a school with the right combination of athletics and academics is very important. While at Northwestern, hearing of how the football program incorporates academics was a big plus.

"The program itself is amazing," Griffith said. "I know that the athletics there are very serious but the academics are as well, and that's very important to me. I'm not just an athlete; I'm a student-athlete."


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