MG: HT - 5'11"
WT - 185
40 - 4.5
20-yard shuttle - 4.1
Vertical - 33.5"
Bench - 245
Squat - 380
Power Clean - 240
Passing yards - 980
Pass TDs - 11
Rushing yards - 550
Rush TDs - 10
Completion % - 53 or 54
Tackles - 60
INTs - 2
PBUs - 8
FF - 1
FR - 1
IT: Impressive. Obviously, you played QB, but was free safety the only position you played while on the defense?
MG: Yes sir.
IT: Did you play one position more or less than the other? Or did you play both ways the entire game for an entire season?
MG: No sir. I played both ways all season long.
IT: Any special teams?
MG: I played on the punt coverage unit. I was the personal protector or last guy down. Basically, the safety valve.
IT: Did anyone beat you for a TD?
MG: No sir. But we had a really good punter so the credit should go to him.
IT: What positions did you play as a junior?
MG: Just free safety.
MG: 55 tackles, 3 INTs, 5 PBUs.
IT: Which UT coach was responsible for recruiting you?
MG: Greg Davis.
MG: I really like him. Just a real nice man. And he never pressured me at all. Since I'm not coming in as a scholarship player, not much he could do. But he did say that if I wanted to go to Colorado (where Griffin was offered a scholarship) that he understood and that he'd have no problems with me doing that or any hard feelings about it. He just wanted me to be happy with my decision.
IT: At what position will you start your collegiate career for the Horns?
MG: Free safety.
IT: Describe your game.
MG: I'll describe it for you on the defensive side, since that's where I'll be playing. I think my game is about playin' smart and I try to get physical out there. Watch a lot of film and prepare well for my opponent. I think I can recognize run or pass pretty easy. And I play with a lot of emotion, but a controlled emotion. You know, where I don't lose my head and make mistakes.
IT: What do you need to work on the most?
MG: I want to get faster. I think I can improve my speed.
IT: Thanks for the really great interview and send us out with a little bit about your official visit during Mack Brown's Banquet Weekend?
MG: I'm from the Austin area so I've seen a lot of it (UT) already. But I really enjoyed visiting with the players and the coaching staff. And I was surprised how well everyone got along. The players are so close. And it was really nice to see that. And they always found a way to meet back up at one spot.
We'll have some more on Marcus Griffin in this week's installment of the Inside Scoop.