January 12, 2010

Griffin still has the Bulldogs on top

Mississippi State will be hosting several of their top recruits on official visits this weekend.

One of the Bulldogs uncommitted targets is three-star running back Nick Griffin. The Perry Central (Miss.) standout did not rule out the possibility of committing on his visit to Starkville.

"I'm going to leave it up to chance," Griffin said. "You never know. It might happen and it might not happen."

The 5-foot-11, 193-pounder has offers from MSU, Southern Miss, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Arkansas State but has one school at the top of his list.

"Mississippi State is still my favorite and they are on top," Griffin said. "I just see most of the best players in the state going up there. If we are all at one school I feel like we can compete with all these other schools around like Alabama and LSU."

Griffin received an in-home visit last week from head coach Dan Mullen that left the Dandy Dozen selection a little star-stuck.

"Coach Mullen came by the house last week," Griffin said. "He was talking about getting everybody to come to one school and competing. He is like a celebrity. You see him on TV all the time and you'd never think he would be at your house in your living room."

The Bulldogs lost senior running backs Anthony Dixon, Christian Ducre and Arnil Stallworth to graduation and have only rising junior Robert Elliott coming back with any game experience leaving Griffin optimism of immediate playing time.



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