RB recruit Taj Griffin names his final five

By EFN Staff
Published: 02/21/2014

Highly sought after all-purpose running back Taj Griffin narrowed his list of possible colleges to commit to down to five on Thursday. The list, in no particular order, includes Florida State, Clemson, Oregon, Ohio State, and USC.

The list for the explosive offensive threat may read like a who’s who but leaves off one telling program, the Georgia Bulldogs.

Griffin, 5-foot 10-inches, 175 pounds, is the pride of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. Not being able to warp up Griffin may not be a big blow to Mark Richt’s recruiting efforts for the 2015 class overall but hinders efforts to close the in-state recruiting doors to top Division-I programs across the nation.

Per early reports Griffin maybe heavily leaning towards Oregon. Oregon’s wide open offense and use of their tailbacks in space fits Griffin’s on-field abilities.

The Indians’ star player reports a 40-yard dash of 4.43 and a vertical leap of 40.9. Griffin helped McEachern reach the state semifinals in 2013.

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