Griffith to camp at Washington

As recruiting enters its busy season, players are preparing to take in team camps at various schools and one California offensive lineman has decided to attend the Tyrone Willingham camp at Montlake next weekend. Los Osos HS (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) OL/DL Ryan Griffith sat down with today and updated us on how his recruitment is going and what his plans are this summer.

"I'm going up (to Washington) next weekend for their camp," Griffith said. "I'll be heading up by myself."

Washington defensive backs coach Steve Wilks has been the main contact for Griffith but that could change in the very near future. "Coach Wilks is excited to get me into camp and said he wants me to meet (offensive line coach Mike Denbrock). I'm looking forward to that."

So how does he feel about the Huskies?

"I like Washington a lot," Griffith said listing off several aspects that he likes. "They have great facilities, from what I've seen and their stadium looks awesome. They have the best coaching staff in my opinion and people have told me they offer a good education."

Griffith doesn't know much about the area, but plans on taking in the sights while he is up at camp.

"My old line coach (Matt Rogers) used to play for Washington, but other than that I really don't have any ties there," Griffith said. "When I'm up there on my visit I'll take in the area and see what it has to offer."

Griffith is hearing from plenty of schools – he estimated thirty have contacted him – including Tennessee, Utah, BYU, Michigan State, Nevada and most of the Pac 10, but five schools have begun to separate themselves from the crowd.

"I don't have a favorite right now, but my top five would be Washington, Cal, Arizona, Stanford and Oregon," the big man from California said.

Not wanting to rush the process, Griffith plans on playing out his senior season and taking all of his official visits before he decides where he wants to commit. "Washington is (an official visit) that I hope to take, but I haven't set up any official visits yet," Griffith said.

We will contact Griffith following his trip to see how his visit to Montlake went. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Griffith currently bench presses 305 pounds, squats 530 pounds, power cleans 315 pounds and jumps 29 inches in the vertical jump.

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