Griffin talks about Husky commitment

With the need for running backs painfully evident the past two season, Washington has picked up it's third commitment from a back and this one is a good one – McClymonds (Oakland) RB Willie Griffin. Dawgman.com was able to touch base with the shifty runner and he talked about his commitment and why he chose to be a Husky.

"I didn't get up there until late on Friday night because we had a playoff game," Griffin told Dawgman.com. "I rushed for 194 on 20 carries and had four touchdowns. We won 78-37 so I didn't play in the second half.

"When I got up there my host was Donald Butler and he was one of only two freshmen to play last year. He and I got along really well and he showed me around town and we had a lot of fun."

Griffin said the highlight of his trip was meeting with head coach Tyrone Willingham.

"I met with him today before I left and that's when I committed," Griffin said. "We didn't even talk about me committing. Basically, he was just telling me about the program and why they like me and what he expects out of all of his players. It was really cool because that was my first time ever talking to him.

"I told my position coach (Trent Miles) first and then when I talked to coach Willingham I said ‘coach, I'm ready to end my recruitment. I want to be a Husky'. He was really happy and said it was great to have me on board. He had a big smile on his face."

Griffin said what really sold him on the Huskies was the program and the "winning attitude" that the coaching staff and players exude.

"You would never know that they've had a tough couple of years there," Griffin said. "They're all about winning and I really wanted to be part of that. It's a new start there and they're just getting better."

Griffin said he is canceling his visit to Colorado and is solid on his commitment to Washington.

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