Griffin Starting to Hear from the Irish

Texas has plenty of football talent, and Notre Dame would like to be able to bring in a couple prospects from the state in each class. Junior Kiante Griffin from Hebron High School (Carrollton, Texas) is one of several athletes from the Lone Star state that the Irish will look at for their 2012 recruiting class.

Kiante Griffin (6-foot-1, 193-pounds) hauled in 32 receptions for 763 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore. Those are stats that will get the attention of college coaches and it has. Kiante is receiving recruiting material from a number of top programs, including Notre Dame.

"I've just gotten two letters from them," Griffin said when asked if Notre Dame had been in contact with him. "I would look into them. I watched them a couple times and I wouldn't mind going to school there.

"I don't have any offers ye, but I'm getting a lot of letters from LSU, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Stanford and Oklahoma."

Although Griffin doesn't have any scholarship offers at this time, that will likely change in the coming months. Over summer he went to a couple camps and he was invited to watch a couple college football games.

"I went to the Texas camp and the Texas A&M camp," Griffin said. "I've been to a Texas A&M game. I went to watch them play Arkansas. Oklahoma invited me to a game, so I went to watch them play Iowa State. It went good.

"I've been to A&M, so I've been to check that school out. I been to Oklahoma a couple times for camps, but other than that I've haven't been able to get out to see any other schools."

With his size and athletic ability, Kiante could play several positions at the college level. Although he's made a name for himself on offense, he wouldn't mind lining up on the other side of the ball.

"I'm being recruited at wide receiver," Griffin said. "A lot of schools haven't seen me play much cornerback because I got hurt. I had a high ankle sprain early in the year. When I was hurt they only had me playing offense.

"Sophomore year I played wide receiver and safety. I'll play cornerback if someone wants me to play there. I'll play either one, it doesn't matter to me. I like scoring, but I like to hit too."

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