Blake Griffin, the 6-foot-8, 230-pound power forward from Oklahoma Christian High School in Edmond, Okla., was hoping to take some unofficial visits before his junior year of basketball started, but those visits never took place. Now that the No. 55 ranked player in the class of 2007 is seven games into the season, Griffin is hoping to be able to take some visits throughout the course of the season.
"A few coaches have been by to watch me practice," said Griffin. "Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas and Oklahoma State have already been down. Coach Eddie Sutton from Oklahoma State actually came down to watch me, so that was pretty cool.
"I was really hoping to take some unofficial visits before my season started, but I was unable to do that," he added. "I made it down to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State a couple of times, but that was it. I plan to make it to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas several times this year for games, but nothing has been scheduled yet. I would like to see some of the other schools play that I am interested in, but I don't really know if that will happen."
Aside from the aforementioned programs, Griffin, the four-star prospect, is also receiving a heavy amount of interest from the likes of Connecticut, Illinois, Arkansas, Clemson, Kansas State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Griffin indicated that no favorites have emerged in his recruitment at this time. Furthermore, he is looking forward to taking at least three or four official visits in the future.
"No, I don't have any favorites right now," said Griffin. "All of the schools on my list are pretty much equal. I do know that I plan to take some official visits, but I don't know if I will use all five. Kansas, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Illinois are the four schools that I would like to officially visit at this time."