CB with Coug offer has ‘amazing' WSU visit

PULLMAN – Just a day removed from his unofficial visit to Pullman, cornerback Kevin Griffin's termed his enthusiasm for the Cougs as unrivaled. Indeed, Griffin said the Cougs have shot to the top of his leaderboard and that schools may be hard-pressed at the end of the day to sway him from Washington State.

"It was just so surprising," said Kevin Griffin, out of Concord, Calif. "I didn't expect it to be like that, or look like that. It was amazing."

Having seen the rolling hills of the Palouse for the first time, Griffin said he was blown away by how beautiful the area was and furthermore, how attractive the town of Pullman can be to a football recruit.

"That entire community is Washington State," Griffin said. "I loved the feel of it, everything was Wazzu!"

As a junior, Griffin posted 45 tackles and three pass deflections, as well as a blocked field goal for nationally ranked and storied prep program De La Salle High.

ON TOP OF seeing Pullman and the WSU campus up close and personal, Griffin said one of the biggest highlights was meeting with defensive coordinator Mike Breske and scoping out how the defense plays as a unit.

WSU under Breske likes tall corners, and the 6-1, 180 pounder said he likes the responsibility placed on the secondary to perform and believes he could make an impact on the Wazzu defense sooner rather than later.

Alongside meeting with coach Breske, Griffin also had the pleasure of speaking with strength and conditioning coach Jason Loscalzo, seeing the training room and getting a preview of the new facilities under construction.

BUT ONE THING that really stood out in his mind -- the academics at WSU.

Griffin said he was able to speak with one of Washington State's business professors, and left with a feeling of comradery.

"The academics seem really important to the coaches," said Griffin. "And the players get a lot of tutoring so it gives us a chance to be amazing on and off the field.

"WSU is definitely going to be one of my top choices when I decide. I feel so accepted here."

Griffin said he plans to make his decision by the start of his senior season, and that he anticipates more offers should continue to roll in over the next few months.

He holds offers from Washington State and Montana, and is receiving varying shades of interest from much of the Pac-12.

AS FOR HIS half-brother, four-star linebacker prospect D.J. Calhoun, Griffin said he hopes to convince him to get up to Pullman on a visit.

"I hope he comes up here!" Griffin said. "I want him to see it for himself!"

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