Focus 2010: Clinton Star Favors Two

Delans Griffin will undoubtedly be one of the top rated prospects in the state of Oklahoma for the class of 2010 and he will be taking Junior Day visits to the top two schools on his list over the next couple of weeks.

Delans Griffin, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound all-purpose running back from Clinton High is one of the "Sooner State's" most electrifying players.

As a junior in 2008, Griffin racked up 1,962 yards and scored 41 touchdowns.

Clinton's head football coach, Mike Lee, believes that Griffin is one of - if not the best - recruit to pass through his halls.

That is saying something as the Red Tornadoes consistently churn out State Championship quality teams.

"He is talented," Lee said. "I have been here for awhile and I don't think I have ever had a running back with more talent than him."

"He is the full package he can run around you or run through you. He is quick. He has great hands. He is just a heck of an athlete."

"I am hard working," Griffin added about his biggest strengths.

With a 3A classification Clinton may not be the biggest school, but if you follow prep ball in the state at all you are likely familiar with the program that captured the State Title as recently as the 2007 season.

Griffin believes that playing at Clinton has helped him to get his name out there for college programs.

"It helps you get noticed, because everybody watches Clinton," Griffin said. "It is just a great tradition that you play for at Clinton and I like playing for tradition."

Griffin has a high interest in attending either Oklahoma or Oklahoma State and he will be visiting both programs over the next couple of weeks.

This Saturday he will visit OU for their Junior Day and a week later he will be in Stillwater for the Pokes Junior Day.

"I am getting a lot of letter from everybody, but I am going to go to OU and OSU's Junior Day and see how everything is there," Griffin informed.

"But mostly it is OU and OSU. They talk too me a lot and show me a lot of interest, so it is mostly those two right now. I am just a junior right now, but those are the main two."


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