Griffin Feels Utah Is The Best Fit

Just a couple days after being offered, Griffin decide Utah was the best fit for him in college

It's been a busy past couple of weeks for the Utah Utes coaching staff, as they have been busy hosting camps, both youth and high school aged, back in Salt Lake City, but they've also hit the road hard, helping coach multiple satellite camps in both California and Texas. The California camps resulted in two commitments last week, and the Texas camp has also brought another commit to the Utes' 2016 recruiting class, as wide receiver Jay Griffin pulled the trigger after being offered just a couple days prior.



Griffin got a great vibe from the Ute coaching staff while at the camp, where he was one of the top offensive performers, and that led to his decision to become a Ute. "Ever since I talked to Coach Scalley, I just fell in love with Utah. The school is great, they graduate their athletes and I feel like the program is the best fit for me as a person."

Griffin went in to the satellite camp hopeful that he'd get an offer, and he was pretty ecstatic when the coaches gave him the word. "Getting that offer was exciting! I was hoping I'd get that offer going in, but I just knew that I had to go and do my thing at the camp." That's exactly what Griffin did, as he impressed the coaching staff being arguably the best offensive skill player, and that led the coaches making the final decision on extending an offer.

Griffin's initial communications have been with safeties coach and recruiting coordinator Morgan Scalley, but he has also started to develop a relationship with his future position coach Taylor Stubblefield. "(Coach Scalley) is nice! He made me feel like family from the start. I've also been talking to Coach Stubblefield. We're still building a relationship but I think he's a great coach." He hasn't yet talked to Coach Stubblefield about how exactly he'll fit in the Utah offense or where they'll utilize him, but he has his own plans on how he wants to contribute. "I just want to come in and become the go to receiver. I'll also do whatever I need to do to contribute to the team."

As a junior last year, Griffin posted 367 receiving yards and 5 TD's on just 24 receptions (15.3 YPC), along with 226 rushing yards and 1 TD on only 10 carries. Griffin utilizes his speed on the field to outrun defenders and displays great elusiveness when he has the ball in his hands. He also utilizes his speed off the field, as he runs track during the Spring. His best time he posted last season was 21.17 in the 200m dash. As a senior, Griffin has big goals, as he hopes to break the school record for touchdowns in a season, and also hopes to get his 200m time down below 21.00.

In addition to Utah, Griffin currently holds an offer from UCF and is also receiving heavy interest from Houston. That's all irrelevant to Griffin though, as he has made his decision final. "I am shutting down my recruitment!"

Check out Griffin's Junior Highlights here.

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