Running back is still somewhat of a pressing need for Clemson this year seeing as the No. 1 running back in Zamir White opted to commit to Georgia. Clemson is still searching, but that does not mean they are not already looking ahead to 2019.
Another top prospect out of Georgia, Jamious Griffin, is on the Tigers’ watch list for 2019.
The 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior camped at Clemson last month and had rave reviews about his experience. Since then he has not taken any visits but he plans on going up to Tennessee and Virginia Tech sometime during the remaining part of the summer.
When asked if he will return to Clemson, Griffin told The Clemson Insider that he “most definitely” will “whenever they tell me I can.”
Griffin said his father has been in contact with defensive backs coach Mike Reed regarding some much anticipated news for the running back from Rome (Ga.) High School.
“They are going to offer me,” said Griffin. “And how they would like to continue building a great relationship with me.”
While the offer has not been formally given to Griffin yet, it should only be a matter of time until he is officially given a Clemson offer. Even with all of the excitement surrounding this news, Griffin said he has to stay focused.
“You know how the game goes. I gotta stay focused though,” he said. “I try not to think about it.”
In addition to Clemson, South Carolina, Tulane and Cincinnati are recruiting Griffin hard right now.
Griffin “likes them all” but is “still waiting on one school that hasn’t offered yet…” (that one school being Clemson).
According to Griffin, Clemson is “already one of my favorites…just need the offer to make it official. I love Clemson and everything they stand for, can’t wait to visit again.”
Griffin is not in any hurry to commit anytime soon and said he just wants to enjoy the process.
“No rush at this point in time,” he said. “Just enjoying the process and thanks for all the opportunities God has blessed me with.”
More than just a one dimensional running back, Griffin believes he can bring a lot to the table for an offense that likes to use running backs in different formations.
“To be honest, I feel as if I can fit in anywhere,” he said. “I can run between the tackles and outside. I have great hands so I can help spread the field and create mix matches.”
Whenever he ends up making his decision, Griffin knows what he wants in a school that can check all of the items on his list.
“Opportunity to receive a great education,” he said. “The opportunity to come in and play/contribute in a major way. Coaching staff/relationships with coaches.”
He also said the location could be a key factor, seeing as his brothers are attending other colleges across the Southeast.
“And location will play a part since it’s four of us,” he said. “My oldest brother is at Virginia Tech right now and my other brother is committed to LSU. I just would like for it to be convenient for my parents, but if not, they understand. It’s totally up to us.”
Until Clemson offers, Griffin plans to “just train super hard. That’s about it really.”