Blazing Speed at Boyd

Jonovan Griffin of McKinney Boyd put up mind-boggling numbers in 2009. In one game, Griffin amassed more yardage than most players gain in an entire season. Read on to find out more about Griffin, who has three offers and is being recruited at a variety of different positions.

McKinney Boyd quarterback Jonovan Griffin had an incredible 2009 season and he currently has three scholarship offers to his credit as well. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder, who is being recruited at a variety of positions on the next level, accounted for almost 4,000 all-purpose yards last year -- in only 10 games.

Griffin completed 165 of 250 passes (66% completion percentage) for 2,420 yards with 14 TDs, and he rushed for 1,200 yards on 193 carries (6.22 yards per carry) with 12 TDs. He also returned six kicks for 128 yards (21.33 average) and, lest we forget, he's also the punter for the Broncos.

"We started the year nicely," said Griffin of his team's 2009 campaign, "and we produced points during the season, but we were a young team that needed to learn how to finish a game. If we got behind, sometimes we would lose our confidence."

The Broncos won four of their first five games last year and then struggled down the stretch, dropping the last five games. Regardless, the offense - powered by Griffin - had no trouble moving the chains, as the Broncos averaged 35.6 points per game.

Griffin, who has offers from Texas Tech, Tulane, and UTEP, had a stunning game vs. crosstown rival McKinney in a 78-51 shootout won by Boyd. In that contest, Griffin completed 14 of 20 passes for 304 yards and four TDs, and the speedster was equally impressive on the ground, running for 330 yards and four TDs on 17 carries (19.41 yards per carry).

If you're scoring at home, Griffin totaled 634 yards of total offense with eight TDs in that game and he also returned a kick for 29 yards.

"That was a fun game," he said. "I just execute and try to make plays. Coach doesn't even have a designed running play that's specifically for me. If the pocket collapses, I just take off."

Griffin, who has been timed at 4.39 in the 40-yard dash, is hearing from several schools in addition to the aforementioned trio of colleges that have offered.

SMU, Duke, Houston, LSU, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, and Louisiana Tech are some of the schools of interest for Griffin.

"I went to the SMU camp and it went good. I worked with the receivers that day and I stood out. I had a little meeting with June Jones after the camp and they told me to stay in touch. Louisiana Tech is recruiting me as a quarterback, but most schools are looking at me as a slot receiver. I like SMU a lot. It's a school that's coming up and I'd like to be a part of that."

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