July 8, 2010
Kiante Griffin ready for A&M camp
Last year's trip to the state 7-on-7 tournament was a short one for Carrollton Hebron, with a quick appearance followed by an equally quick trip home. The experience was not one class of 2012 wide receiver Kiante Griffin would care to repeat.
"Last year's team wasn't all that great. We got there and got killed," he said. "I think we're pretty good compared to last year's team. From our first tournament to our last, we've improved a lot, so I think we've got a good chance of winning."
Griffin said that, after a loss to Coppell in the team's first tournament, a string of victories including three tournament titles have followed.
"We've got a lot of speed on this team," he said. "We're not big, but we're all fast, and that works for us."
The 7-on-7 tourney also means a return to the Texas A&M campus, which Griffin visited earlier this year for Junior Day. He will remain on campus Sunday for A&M's one-day camp, an experience he hopes is as good as the one from a few months ago.
"I liked it; I liked it a lot," he said. "I liked how the coaches were, I liked the facilities and everything, and how cool they all were."
Griffin said running back Cyrus Gray spent a lot of time with him explaining the football and academic programs, and that he had a chance to get a feel for what members of the Aggie football program do on a daily basis.
"Their trainer showed us a little bit of what they do in the offseason, and they seem to make their players improve," he said. "I went to the receivers meeting, and the only thing that seemed hard-looking was what route you ran. The offense looked fun to me."
When asked about the recruiting process as a whole, Griffin said two teams had separated themselves from the rest of the pack.
"It's just A&M and Texas, honestly," he said.
And if the Aggies were to make an offer Sunday?
"I'll talk to my mom about it," he said, "and if we both agree, I'd take it."
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