Coach: WR Sterling Griffin will sign with Bulls
One day before National Signing Day, USF has picked up a key offensive commitment, as Miami Pace coach Alvin Slaughter said that receiver Sterling Griffin will be part of the Bulls' recruiting class.
"Sterling is going to sign with South Florida," said Slaughter, who has another receiver signing with USF in speedster Derrick Hopkins.
Griffin, 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, caught 42 passes for 717 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, and chose the Bulls over offers from Purdue (where his father played), Pittsburgh, Mississippi and Wisconsin. He is rated as a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com.
"He's a steady Eddie -- he's just consistent, and always makes great plays down the stretch," Slaughter said.
Slaughter said that Pace defensive back Kayvon Webster, who had visited USF with his teammates, appears to be keeping firm in his commitment to Miami and will sign with the Hurricanes on Wednesday.
With Griffin on board and Webster sticking with Miami, there's only a few players left in limbo in the last 24 hours. We're expecting word tonight from Jacksonville Fletcher linebacker Sam Barrington, who is choosing between USF, Miami and Illinois, and could also hear from Largo linebacker Mike Marry, who is said to be down to USF and Mississippi. We haven't gotten official word from Delray Beach defensive back Jayron Hosley, but all signs point to him signing with the Bulls as well.