Griffin about to finish process spoke to James Griffin today about the situation he finds himself in. He's got three schools he's already visited, and he's got two more visits scheduled before he makes his decision. So for the 6-0, 205-pound linebacker prospect from Pasadena (Calif.) City College, what is it going to take to get to a decision?

"Well, when I get back from my last trip my parents will be at home, and I want them to be involved in the decision," Griffin said. "I want them to be a part of it. I'm going to decide on December 22nd." Griffin said that his Dad is more laid back about it, but his Mom definitely has a preference. "He went through it in high school, so it's not a big deal to him. He just wants me to go to the place that makes me happy and a place I can play right away. My Mom like Coach (Rick) Neuheisel."

He's already visited Virginia Tech, Oregon and Washington, and has visits set up for LSU (12/13) and West Virginia (12/20).

Griffin is visiting the Tigers because he originally committed to them back in March and feels obligated to take a trip there. But why the Mountineers? "Well, Coach (Rich) Rodriguez helped me get out to Pasadena," James said. "And I told him I would take a visit out there when I got the chance."

A coach from Virginia Tech was at PCC all day yesterday, and he talks to his friend Jimmy Williams, on a daily basis. "He just tells me to make the right choice, the best choice for me," James said. Oregon and Washington were at PCC today. Bobby Kennedy is recruiting Griffin for the Huskies.

"He just keeps telling me that I have a lot to offer them," Griffin said. "The school is great, the facilities are straight and I know I can come in and make an impact right away."

With 29 current offers, it's been a mammoth chore for James to whittle his list to 5. With signing day for mid-year transfers on the horizon, it's going to be even more difficult to trim it to one, but that's the task set before him. Expect a decision the night of the 22nd.

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