Offensive tackle commits to UH
David Griffin, a 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive lineman from Mesa College, has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors.
Griffin will sign a letter of intent on Wednesday, then enroll at UH in January. He will have two years to play two seasons.
Griffin is from Tallahassee, Fla., where he was a standout in basketball and football. With only one Division I offer in basketball, he opted to focus solely on football. He attended Coffeyville College in 2010, where he redshirted, then attended Mesa the next three semesters.
He is regarded as an athletic lineman, with good footwork (thanks to basketball). He is capable of benching 360 pounds.
Griffin's highlight video: Griffin.
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Coach Norm Chow said there were about 40 applicants for the vacant graduate-assistant positions.
The application deadline was this week. Chow said he is not in a rush to name successors to Inoke Funaki and Daniel Bukarau.
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This is the final in-person recruiting weekend of the year.
Beginning on Monday, recruiting enters a dead period in which the coaches may call a prospect once a week. Contact opens for the first weekend in January, then closes the next weekend because of the coaches' convention.