PK Griggs Ready to Visit Rutgers

Kicker Paul Griggs picked up a verbal scholarship offer at the beginning of June and planned a trip to Piscataway immediately afterwards. spoke with Griggs, who went in-depth on his time-frame for visits and decisions and what he expects when he gets on campus.

Paul Griggs, one of two kickers in the Class of 2012 with a verbal scholarship offer from Rutgers, will be on campus for at least Thursday and Friday with his family. With the specialist camp Friday, Griggs expects to kick while on campus, but is more interested in learning more about the program.

Prior to receiving his offer, Griggs said he did not have any knowledge of Rutgers and had never been to New Jersey. The trip to Rutgers with his parents will be all about learning, he said.

"I'm hoping to see a lot and meet a lot of people," Griggs said. "I want to learn everything about Rutgers and New Jersey.

"Top to bottom, I want to learn everything about the football program. I want to know what it would be like to be a Scarlet Knight."

After spending last week at Purdue's camp, Rutgers may be the last stop on Griggs' tour before making a decision.

"They are doing a lot to recruit me while they have me here," Griggs said of Purdue. "The past few days, it's been 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. just being entertained, toured and learning about all aspects of the program. It's been a great way to learn about everything."

Griggs holds verbal offers from Purdue, Rutgers and Yale and said he expects to hear from South Carolina, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia this week.

"[My family and I] already sort of paired down the schools we're looking at, but we've decided going in that we won't make any final decisions at schools," Griggs said. "That's a decision I'm going to make at home with my family."

The decision will come before he starts football activities at Charlotte Latin School (Charlotte, N.C.), he said.

Unless another school jumps into the mix, Griggs will decide between Rutgers, Purdue and Yale.

"Those three obviously stand the highest," he said. "They've shown me interest in a very tangible way and I appreciate the opportunity that those schools have offered me."

Griggs told earlier in the month that he is "pretty confident" kicking any ball within 50 yards, but has hit from 60 or 65 yards on multiple occasions.

"My best attribute is my accuracy, but I can also get crazy elevation on the ball," he said. "It gets up fast, which helps a lot in the blocking aspect."

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