After enjoying a solid AAU summer circuit with Athlete's First, power forward Taylor Griffin from Edmond, Oklahoma has seen his recruitment heat up with several high major programs showing heavy interest. The 6-foot-6 Oklahoma Christian standout has plenty of options when it comes to his future.
“Right now I like Oklahoma, Stanford, Dayton, Washington State, Kansas State, Tulsa, UNC Willmington, Charlotte, Villanova, and Virginia Tech. I have received offers from Dayton, Washington State, Tulsa, UNC Willmington, and Charlotte,” Griffin said. “I will sit down with my family sometime in the next couple weeks and decide which schools I will visit.”
Although Griffin is unsure whom he will visit, he already knows what he will be majoring in and what he is looking for from a school.
“I want to study sports medicine and become an orthopedic surgeon,” said Griffin. “I also want to go somewhere I can play. I'll go anywhere as long as I fit into the program and click with the coaches and players.”
Blessed with incredible strength and good footwork around the basket, at 6-foot-6, Griffin knows he must improve his perimeter game to be effective on the high major level.
“I’m working on creating my own shot and taking people off the dribble,” Griffin said. "I know I'll have to play some small forward when I get to college, so I’ve been working hard on my ball handling and my perimeter defense."
Griffin plans to start taking his visits in September. Stay logged onto Rivals.com for updates on Griffin and the rest of the 2005 class.