"It is a huge honor. I really do not know what to say. I thought I had my worst year of my career here this year. I was more productive (1. 288 yards and 19 TD's) than my past seasons, but I thought I did some things better in my past years than this year. But, I did become a much better leader this year, so it was not all bad," stated Jeramie Griffin.
Despite Griffin's modesty, the Clarion Ledger selected Jeramie as one of the three Finalist for Mr. Football as well as their Dandy Dozen team.
"I guess all of those championships paid off (laugh). Awards are for your parents, I just want championships."
The 6' 1", 220 pound bruising back now has his focus on one thing.
"I am just trying to get my ACT score. I took it this past weekend. I think I did pretty well on it. I took a lot of prep classes to help me, and I am getting tutored in it with a teacher of mine at school. She is helping me out a lot. I think it helped me out a lot. I need an 18 on the test, and I feel pretty good about it."
When will Griffin get the test back in?
"They said I should get it in a few weeks."
Jeramie has been committed to Ole Miss for almost a year now, but there was a time period where a miscommunication put some doubts in his mind. Those questions seem to have been erased.
"Everything is cool now. I am straight with Ole Miss. Coach Hughes just came by the other night. We just mapped out a plan for me to get qualified. Coach Orgeron came to my school a week or back. Everything is straight now."
Are anymore colleges staying in contact with Jeramie?
"No, not right now. MSU was calling a lot but not lately. I probably will not get anymore calls until I get my score back from my ACT test."
Griffin will take an official visit with Ole Miss on January 12 - 14 with teammates, Chris Strong and LeRoy Diggs.
Video interview of Jeramie Griffin from Chris Strong's Army All-American press conference
Griffin highlights from his junior campaign
Jeramie's highlights from the South Panola vs Olive Branch game last week.