With the start of September just a little over a week away, college football recruiting for the class of 2019 is about to ramp up.
On Sept. 1, college coaches are allowed to officially begin “recruiting” prospects in their junior year of high school. Recruiting as defined by the NCAA means a college coach actively reaching out to a student-athlete.
One 2019 prospect who figures to get a lot of attention is Rome (Ga.) running back Jamious Griffin.
“To be honest, a lot of schools love me, but can’t talk to me yet and send constant reminders of that,” Griffin told TCI. “But on September 1st, we shall see.”
Expect Clemson to be among the schools courting Griffin. The Tigers have shown interest in the talented runner, and he competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp this summer for the fourth time since he was in middle school.
Griffin received positive reviews on his performance from Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott while on campus.
“He spoke on how it raised my stock by coming to the camp and performing well and allowing him to see how well I have developed over the years,” Griffin said. “He said he loved what he saw.”
Griffin has loved what he’s seen at Clemson, as well, and said the program’s coaching staff stands out to him.
“What they stand for as a whole,” he said. “God-fearing and they really care about what you become after football is over.
“Great place to be right now.”
Griffin hopes to get back to Clemson for a game this season.
“I want to see the game-time atmosphere, the coaches and players,” he said. “Just really continue to build relationships.”
Griffin (5-10, 195) has early offers from N.C. State, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Wake Forest among others.
As a sophomore last season, he rushed for 1,443 yards and 31 touchdowns to help lead Rome to the Class 5A state championship.
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