Two offers and counting for Griffin

One of the biggest JUCO offensive line prospects available this fall is Navarro OT Robert Griffin (6-7, 355) and he's already hauled in two offers from schools who like what he brings to the table. JCFootball.com caught up with the "man-mountain" and he updated us on things including what sets him apart from the many other offensive line prospects out there...

Griffin was a standout prep line prospect from Trinity Euless High School in Euless, Texas and he had plenty of schools offering him the chance to play college ball, but he was unable to qualify so he headed to Navarro to continue his football career.

"I had offers from all over," Griffin told JCFootball.com. "Oklahoma, Texas Tech, a bunch of schools offered but since I wasn't going to qualify, I didn't sign with anyone.

"After that, I decided on Navarro because of the location and because they always put guys into four-year schools because of the competition we play against on a daily basis."

About midway through his freshman season, Griffin took over the right tackle position for Navarro and held that position the rest of the season, however he said tackle isn't the only place he can play.

"I'm versatile," Griffin said. "I can play anywhere a team wants me to play. It's my footwork that helps that out because I'm quick for a guy my size and I use good technique so I can play guard or tackle on either side and be successful."

On the recruiting front, Griffin again is hearing from teams across the college football spectrum and two have already stepped up with an offer.

"Oklahoma State and Kansas have both offered me already," Griffin said. "Oklahoma is looking at me again and so is Texas Tech. They were on me in high school and they are still looking at me.

"Arkansas wants me to take a visit during the summer and they said they will probably offer me then and Baylor and Louisiana-Monroe are also recruiting me."

Griffin has been hard at work in the weight room, improving his strength to a 335 pound bench press and a 590 pound squat, but that isn't the only place he's focused his attention.

"When I got here I said I was never going to let grades hold me back again," Griffin said. "I have a 3.2 GPA and I have a lot of confidence in that area now."

Griffin said he's on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll have more from Griffin in the coming weeks as recruiting picks up speed during the summer.

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