In the end, Wake offered Griffin the best combination of football and academics. "Their football team is on the rise and can play with anyone in the nation," Griffin said. "Their academics are incredible."
"It is one of the top academically sound schools in the nation," Griffin continued. "That's one of the main reasons. You can't play football forever. The education can take me a long way. Football, they're a team on the rise – a team that can beat anyone coming up. [The visit] was great. The coaches, if they want you they're all real nice and they're motivated and ready to win games and that's what they do."
While Griffin has already met a couple fellow Demon Deacon recruits including Ted Randolph and Ben Wooster, he will likely meet more future Deacons in the next few months. "When basketball starts they're going to bring me up to a game," Griffin noted.
In the meantime, he will continue to help Bartram Trail High School to have a successful season. "We're 4-3 and we're runner up in our district so we're going to make the playoffs," Griffin said.