Clemson, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Duke
Stephen Griffin’s father, Steve, played running back and defensive back for Clemson in the 80s. The Tigers offered him in November and the Vols followed suit in January. Griffin attended one of Tennessee’s junior days in February and publicly committed to Butch Jones in March. He last visited campus June 21st for “Orange Carpet Day.” Griffin joins another Clemson legacy commit, Andrew Butcher, in Tennessee’s 2015 class.
RTI Average: 3-stars
How He Fits
A two-way athlete who plays safety and quarterback in high school, Griffin projects as a safety or possibly outside linebacker at Tennessee. He has a lanky frame which could add some bulk. His long stride covers a ton of ground and he reacts well in space. His backpedal is fluid and he takes proper angles to the football. He’s a physical tackler with good form who isn’t afraid to punish a ball carrier. Griffin reads and reacts to the eyes of quarterbacks very well and has the acceleration to quickly break on the football. He’s an underrated prospect who’ll have the chance to make an impact early in his career at Tennessee.