Griffen gets in-home visit from USC coaches

When it comes to athletic ability and size, few prospects rival Agua Fria (AZ.) defensive end Everson Griffen. Griffen,'s number one rated defensive end, has played host to Southern Cal, Notre Dame, and Michigan on in-home visits, and seems ready to put recruiting behind him.

Griffen hosted a few members of the Trojan coaching staff Wednesday, and the visit was a chance for Griffen to talk about aspects outside of the gridiron.

"Coach Carroll, Coach Kiffin, and Coach Holt came out for here for the in-home visit. The visit went good, and we talked about things outside of football. They were telling me about the academic side of SC and how far their degree would go outside of football, because that may not always be there."

There is no question that Griffen is a very rare talent, but it is where he will line up next year that seemed uncertain for a while. Griffen can play a variety of spots, and recently informed me that the Trojan coaches have a vision all their own for the "Super Freak."

"They talked to me about playing a stand up end," said Griffen. "They want me to play the same spot that (Brian) Cushing plays right now. It seems like a good opportunity."

Griffen has recently been rumored as a silent commit to SC, but the five-star prospect claims that he is currently weighing his options and will decide sooner rather then later.

"I'm going to decide sometime next week," said Griffen on his announcement date. "It won't be on Thursday since Kris (O'Dowd) will announce then, but it will probably be sometime in the mid-week."

And while he plans on making his decision known next week, he claims that he has yet to figure that out himself.

"Truthfully, I'm still in the process of making a decision right now. I'm just weighing out my options and we'll see next week.

One thing is for sure, whatever school Griffen decides to attend is getting one great talent with all the tools to excel at the next level.

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