As the pursuit for the addition of a running back for the 2018 class is still in play, it’s only a matter of time before Clemson goes “All In” on recruiting for the class of 2019.
Once the Tigers close out 2018, there should be a decent amount of offers sent out to deserving players, and running back Jamious Griffin could be one of them.
Griffin, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound back out of Rome (Ga.) High School, visited both Virginia Tech (for the Clemson game) and N.C. State in the last month.
“It was nice. The atmosphere at the VT game was crazy!! And N.C. State was more than I expected. I enjoyed them both,” he said.
Griffin plans on taking two more major visits this season, and is waiting to pick which visit was his favorite this year until he takes the last two.
“I’ll tell you once I take my Clemson and South Carolina trips soon. I’m sure those will be amazing,” he said.
When he takes the trip up to Death Valley for the Florida State game, Griffin is mainly looking forward to meeting with the coaches again.
Griffin said he talks with running backs coach and co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott every day. He said they just talk about “the season so far and school,” but Griffin is still waiting on an offer the defending National Champs and he might have to wait a little longer for one.
“Still waiting to close out running backs for the 18 class. Trying to stay patient, but it’s hard,” he said.
According to Griffin, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Cincinnati, N.C. State and West Virginia are recruiting him the hardest right now, “Clemson too but no offer.”
As for favorites, Griffin has a tough decision ahead of him, and it starts with his love for Clemson.
“It’s close now,” he said. “I have to start looking out for me more. Can’t always follow your heart when your heart doesn’t love you the same as you do them. I still love Clemson, but I love the other schools and the love they’ve showed me as well.”
Until Clemson gives him an offer, South Carolina, Cincinnati and N.C. State headline Griffins favorites list.