Griffin takes in Texas

One of the few 2011 prospects on hand Sunday at Texas' first mini-camp was St. Pius corner Kolby Griffin. The 5-11, 178-pound corner got the chance to work against a pair of Texas commits and one of the top juniors in the country. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Griffin about his experience at the one day mini-camp.

The Texas Longhorns Sunday mini-camp featured some of the best 2010 prospects in the state as well as some up and coming players in the 2011 class. One of the 2011 standouts in attendance was St. Pius corner Kolby Griffin.

The 5-11, 178-pounder is coming off of TAPPS first team all-state honors and caught the eye of Texas assistants Will Muschamp and Oscar Giles in May. This afternoon, Griffin had the chance to show his skill set.

"It was a great experience getting to meet the coaches and compete at the camp," Griffin said. "Competing against some of the best in Texas was a great experience. They separated us by class, so I didn't get to go up against the seniors. I went up against a couple of junior receivers that were good, but I don't know their name. I went up against receivers from Lake Travis, Daingerfield, Branham and Austin Bowie. I knew a corner from Round Rock McNeil, Tracy Mitchell. He did well."

The featured event was one-on-one press coverage. Without surprise, Griffin excelled in the physical and competitive setting.

"I got about ten reps in one-on-one's and gave up one catch. There was coaching after every rep. Stuff like hip movement and hand placement were pointed out," Griffin said.

Griffin says he picked up on two key areas he can improve headed into his junior year.

"I need to control my aggressiveness. When I do press, my hand placement on the chest and then hip movement turning to the receiver's hip is something I can work on," Griffin said.

Griffin said his time working and speaking with Texas secondary coach Duane Akina was especially impressive.

"Coach Akina was the coach I talked to the most because he was coaching us. Coach Akina is a real good coach. I feel like I hit it off with all of the coaches well," Griffin said.

Up next for Griffin are camps at Baylor, Texas A&M, UTEP, Rice and maybe Houston and Notre Dame if possible.


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