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2019 running back raises stock at Swinney Camp

Jamious Griffin’s stock has trended upward since he received his first Power Five conference offer from N.C. State last month. South Carolina and Wake Forest offered shortly after before Ole Miss entered the mix this week.

The 2019 running back from Rome, Ga., competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp on Thursday and raised his stock further in the mind of Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott.

“He said everything I wanted to hear, really,” Griffin told The Clemson Insider. “He spoke on how it raised my stock by coming to the camp and performing well and allowing him to see how well I developed over the years. He said he loved what he saw.”

This week marked the fourth time Griffin has participated in the Swinney Camp.

“My middle school came every year. I started going into the sixth grade,” he said. “Haven’t been since eighth grade, and a lot has changed.”

One major difference is Clemson’s $55 million Allen Reeves Football Complex, which the program moved into in February.

“The facility is crazy,” Griffin said. “The bowling alley was one of my many favorite parts of it. Of course the weight room.”

As a sophomore last season, Griffin rushed for 1,443 yards and recorded over 1,800 all-purpose yards with 31 touchdowns.

Griffin said Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Michigan State, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech are showing interest along with Clemson.

Elliott has advised him to stay patient for a potential offer from Clemson in the future.

“He said he’ll be moving to ’19 running backs around July,” Griffin said.

The way Elliott and Clemson’s staff go about recruiting stands out to Griffin.

“The relationships the coaches build with us players and how they recruit with honesty and integrity,” he said.

Prior to Clemson, Griffin camped at Ole Miss on June 4 and earned his offer from the Rebels.

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