With his size, athleticism and competitive spirit, Blake Griffin is one of the more attractive prospects in the class of 2007. In fact, Griffin, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound power forward from Oklahoma Christian High School in Edmond, Okla., has a number of high major offers, and in a recent interview with Rivals.com, he revealed his top five schools.
With his brother Taylor Griffin on the Oklahoma Sooners as a freshman this year Blake Griffin has the Sooners in his top five although he is not certain that he wants to play alongside his brother.
"Right now I don't know if I want to play with him," said Griffin, the No. 55 ranked prospect in the class of 2007. "I really haven't given it a lot of thought. Oklahoma is up there in my top five along with Kansas, Oklahoma State, Illinois and Connecticut."
Griffin has offers from all of those schools except for Connecticut, and he is also interested in Kansas State, Baylor (offer), Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Arkansas.
Last weekend Griffin made it to Norman, Okla., for an unofficial visit.
"It was a pretty good visit," he said. "I liked it. I went to their Baseline Bash, and it was pretty fun. I got to spend a lot of time with Scottie Reynolds, Damion James and Tony Crocker."
Griffin, who averaged 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists per game as a junior for his state championship team, is confident in his abilities as a power forward but is still working hard to develop his small forward skill.