Every year players in the Southeast mention Oregon as a possible destination, but usually proximity wins out as Signing Day nears and the Ducks are left on the outside looking in. Oregon is hoping that's not the case with Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern running back Taj Griffin, as he announced his committed to the school via Twitter on Thursday.
I've decided to take my talents to the west coast and officially commit to University of Oregon #GoDucks !!
Griffin, the nation's No. 78 overall prospect, is a 5-foot-10 176-pound speedster who seems built for the Ducks' scheme. He has drawn comparisons to past Oregon running backs LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner and has talked about his potential fit in the Ducks' up-tempo attack in recent interviews.
"They're very high on my list because of how they would use me in their offense," Griffin said in an interview with Rivals.com last month.
The Rivals100 running back and his family visited Oregon on their own dime last month, where he said they were very impressed with Ducks renowned facilities.
"They showed me everything," Griffin said. "… They have everything that you would want."
Griffin is the third commit in Oregon's 2015 class, joining four-star offensive lineman Zach Okun and unranked tight end Jacob Breeland.