Near Perfect Visit for Griffin

Forced to postpone his official visit to Wisconsin for two weeks because of travel issues, the wait was well worth it for Seffner (FL) Armwood senior middle linebacker Jordan Griffin and his parents, who gave the Badgers experience high marks.

Every Wisconsin football recruiting fan was watching Seffner (FL) Armwood senior middle linebacker Jordan Griffin this past weekend to see if he would pull the trigger or not in Madison on his official visit. The 6-0, 210-poud Griffin has made it no secret that the Badgers are his top school, feeling highly of the program and the coaching staff since he first visited over the summer.

And while the hard-hitting three-star linebacker left Monday morning still uncommitted, Griffin still deeply feels interested in the Badgers and connected with head coach Gary Andersen.

“The visit went great,” Griffin told BadgerNation. “I was able to meet with the academic staff and I had great talks with the entire football staff as well as Coach Andersen and toured the campus. Coach Andersen pretty much explained to me how he is not going to be there for me just as a coach, but as a parent type. He also told me about the big need for linebackers to come in and play early. I spent most of my time with Coach (Dave) Aranda as well as (recruiting coordinator Vince) Guinta during my visit.”

Ranked as the No. 44 ranked middle linebacker in the country by Scout.com, Griffin brought his parents up on the official visit as well and they like what Coach Andersen was preaching.

“My parents enjoyed the trip,” said Griffin. “They felt Coach Andersen was a great and genuine person.”

While Griffin got to do and see a lot of things at Wisconsin, he felt a few things stood out to him the most and knows this experience was one to remember.

“My favorite part of the trip would have to be either the Jump Around experience or meeting with Coach Andersen,” said Griffin. “My rate of the visit would be a 9 out of 10. I have a bad habit of never thinking anything is perfect, but the trip was close to it. The Jump Around was an experience you will never forget.”

Originally saying he was going to announce his commitment Sunday, Griffin made the decision to delay his commitment after his Wisconsin official was postponed from Sept.27 because of travel issues and his desire to take a visit to UCF.

“I’ll decide before November,” said Griffin. “The thought of committing crossed my mind and I would say Wisconsin is slightly my leader over Central Florida.”


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