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Five-star Griffin off the board

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Already with offers from a number of mid-west and western schools and growing interest from some eastern powerhouses, Blake Griffin chose Oklahoma as his future college after a weekend visit.
"I went down there this weekend, and I've been talking to Coach Capel a lot," said Griffin, 6-foot-8, 230-pounds from Oklahoma Christian High School in Edmond, Okla. "It just felt like the place for me."
With his AAU teammate Cade Davis already committed to the Sooners as their wing shooter, Griffin fills the power forward role.
"I'll play the four, and I'm just waiting to see who they bring in at point guard and as a true big man," he said. "We have Cade Davis at shooting guard, and they are going to bring in at least two more players, if not three."
Although Griffin, who is the No. 18 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, had a monster April, he feels he can play even better.
"I played alright," he said. "I know I can play better offensively. I could have made more shots, even though I didn't shoot from outside that much."
With Duke, North Carolina and Connecticut coming on strong for Griffin, he chose Oklahoma over offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Kansas and Michigan State.
He will join his brother Taylor Griffin on the Oklahoma roster.
Blake Griffin scouting report:
A workhorse around the basket, Griffin has the strength, athleticism and competitiveness to be a great rebounder. He also has a soft touch in the paint and a surprisingly high comfort level with the ball on the perimeter for such a physical player. Capable of taking a defensive rebound coast to coast for a dunk, Griffin has the potential to be a legitimate inside/outside threat at the high-major level.
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