2013 Update: OG Matt Griffin

Denton Ryan offensive guard Matt Griffin has held an offer from SMU since October, but hasn't heard from the Mustangs since Adrian Klemm left for UCLA. Despite the lack of contact, he's still interested in SMU. He's also planning on taking in a few different junior days in the coming weeks.

Matt Griffin holds an offer from SMU, but hasn't heard from the Mustangs since Adrian Klemm left for UCLA in December.

"I have [running backs coach Wes Suan's] number and have called him a couple times, but he hasn't answered," Griffin said.

The 6-foot-2, 280-pound offensive guard out of Denton Ryan said he hasn't talked to Klemm at all, either.

But other than that, things are going well for Griffin, who is headed to Oklahoma State's Junior Day this weekend. He'll also attend Tulsa's in April.

He said he's most excited to meet coach Mike Gundy in Stillwater.

"I'm anxious to meet him and all the coaches there," Griffin said. "They had a great season and a bunch of guys from Denton go there, so it'll be nice."

Griffin mentioned he's also been talking to Stanford, Oregon and Louisiana Tech and is hoping to hear from Texas A&M (that's where most his family went).

Despite the lack of contact with SMU, Griffin is still interested in the Mustangs.

"I like SMU," he said. "The campus lifestyle from what I've seen is great, the [coaching] staff is great and I like June Jones, he's a really good coach. And the whole coaching staff is really good and the facilities are nice."

Griffin, who's been on SMU's campus a couple times for high school football games and summer football camps, says he thinks he'd fit in well in the Run and Shoot, even though Ryan's offense is a bit more balanced.

"I can finish blocks, I try really hard, I'm explosive out of my stance and have good footwork," Griffin said of his greatest strengths.

When choosing a school, Griffin said conference affiliation and closeness to home don't necessarily matter.

"I'll really consider the fan base, if it's a good looking campus and if it's family oriented," he said. "I come from a tight-knit family."

Griffin is looking forward to his senior year, as Ryan was recently bumped up to 5A after district realignment a couple weeks ago.

"We have new challenges ahead of us," he said, referencing new opponents like Coppell and Hebron. "I'm ready to play them because those are teams we aren't familiar with."


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