La. RB William Griffin Will Commit if Offered
William Griffin
Columnist/Photographer
Posted Jan 5, 2006


Running back William Griffin of Patterson, La., High School is participating in the Max Emfinger 2006 High School All-American Bowl Game Classic in Shreveport, La., on Thursday. GoBlueWolverine.com will be in attendance, and had a chance to speak with Griffin during a media session on Weds. The All-State player wants to be a Wolverine, all that is needed is an offer.

With Carlos Brown of Heard County High School in Franklin, Ga., already in Ann Arbor enrolling in classes, and the strong possibility of landing Brandon Minor of Varina High in Richmond, Va., will Michigan take a third running back in the recruiting class of 2006? If so, William Griffin of Patterson, La., High School has already made his decision. "I'm going up to Michigan on an official visit on Jan. 13," Griffin told GoBlueWolverine.com on Wednesday. "If they offer, I'm going to commit. It's going to be Michigan for me. I talk to Coach Fred Jackson almost every day."

Griffin won't be going to Ann Arbor alone. He said he will be accompanied by his two brothers - the younger one, a rising junior wide receiver who Griffin said is also being looked at by Coach Jackson. Griffin said his older brother, Michael, played football at Nicholls State. "I know they have Mike Hart, and that No. 3 (Kevin Grady) is a freshman, but I know I can go up there and compete with those guys," he said.

The 5-foot-11, 210-pound Griffin is so set on becoming a Wolverine, and confident of receiving an offer during his visit, that he is already spurning the advances of other schools. "Nebraska came by to talk to me, I hadn't ever heard from them before," he said. "I told them thanks, but I really wasn't interested. Arkansas offered me, but I don't want to go there."

The First Team All-State selection is participating in Max Emfinger's All-American Bowl Classic which will be played on Thursday at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. GBW will be in attendance to get a first-hand look at Griffin, who Emfinger calls the top back in Louisiana this season.


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