Griffith On Wildcats' Radar

Homestead (Ind.) High School receiver Isaac Griffith has impressed college coaches with his versatility in an offense. That characteristic drew a comparison from Northwestern receivers coach Dennis Springer, who said Griffith was similar to one of the Wildcats' stars. Get the latest on this junior standout with PurpleWildcats.com.

After a Northwestern camp in July, Northwestern receivers coach Dennis Springer sat down with junior receiver prospect Isaac Griffith, and the two reviewed his film. At the end, Springer made a comparison that left the standout receiver smiling.

"(Springer) said I could come in and be a Jeremy Ebert-type of guy," Griffith said.

Springer pointed out Griffith's versatility in an offense, much similar to what Jeremy Ebert has done at Northwestern, playing multiple spots in the Wildcats' complex offense.

"I know Jeremy is a really good player and being compared to an All-Big Ten player is a really good thing," said Griffith.

Griffith has yet to receive a scholarship offer from Northwestern, but is seeing his recruitment pick up. He has received strong interest from Indiana and Michigan, and Miami (OH) is close to offering.

The junior was invited to attend one of the Wildcats' bowl practices in December, but was unable to make the trip to Evanston. Griffith last toured campus in October for the game against Michigan, and before then in July. He plans to return for a Junior Day visit.

During the season, Griffith was watching Northwestern's game, and became a fan of head coach Pat Fitzgerald.

"I believe that one of my favorite coaches is Coach Fitzgerald," he said.

"From what I'm hearing, Coach Fitzgerald is a really great guy and I'd really like to come in contact with him and talk to him more about Northwestern football."

Griffith was told he remains high on Northwestern's recruiting board, and the coaches are waiting to see his test results before making their next move.

Isaac's father, Shannon, is head coach at Manchester University. He served on Ball State's coaching staff with Dennis Springer.


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