December 4, 2009

Griffin is solid with his commitment

When Navarro junior college offensive linemen Robert Griffin committed to Baylor back in September he was happy with his college choice, but didn't completely close the door to other options. Griffin told when he committed that, "I committed and I'm going there, but if I get offers from some big time schools that I want to visit, then I'm going to go on those visits."

With Griffin planning on graduating in December, has anything changed with the big linemen?

"Right now I'm solid. It's a solid commitment. I'm not changing," said Griffin.

"I think a lot of big schools backed down when they saw me commit to Baylor, and I told schools that," said Griffin. "I told them it was first come first served, and I feel welcome at Baylor already. There are people there already saying my name, there are people making a big deal about just the name Robert Griffin, so I'm just ready to go."

Early playing time was a big factor with Griffin's commitment and two of Baylor's starting offensive linemen will graduate this year leaving at least two open spot on the line. There is also precedent for transfers like him because the Bears' two junior college signees from the previous class both started every game this season.

"The reason why I committed to Baylor and why I'm going to Baylor is because they told me I would get some playing time," said Griffin. "It's a good place. They came to me first, offered me first, and brought me on campus first. I've always been told not to look at the name, but just worry about the area and the people you're going to be around while you're there."

The 6'6, 350lb linemen didn't take visits to other schools, but he did make his way to Arlington last weekend for the Bears' game against Texas Tech in Cowboys Stadium. The Bears were narrowly defeated by the Red Raiders, and that game has had a lasting impression on the Baylor Commit.

"I enjoyed my time. Baylor had a pretty good season," said Griffin. "Everyone thought their downfall was when their quarterback down and I know how it feels because our quarterback went down. I think Baylor has a good chance to shock the Big 12."

"My whole football career every since I started I've always wanted to win and I've always had that attitude," he said. "I don't take losing. I get pissed off. Seeing them lose that last game it makes me confident in myself to come in ready to work, ready to go, and ready to make a change."

Griffin is a four star recruit by and the 37th ranked junior college player in the nation.

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