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Tallahassee linebacker Griffiths commits to Bulls

Griffiths Chase Griffiths, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound linebacker who helped Tallahassee North Florida Christian School to the state championship game as a junior, made an oral commitment to USF on Tuesday.

"It's a can't-miss," NFCS coach Tim Cokely said Wednesday morning. "A kid that size who can run and is a full qualifier, there's going to be a lot of interest. Florida State and Notre Dame were interested, but he knew he wanted to play down there. He can really run, so I'd say his best attribute is his agility."

Griffiths, recruited to USF by receivers coach Mike Canales, had 92 tackles in the regular season as a junior, including four sacks and eight tackles for loss. Including playoff games, lists him with 120 tackles and four forced fumbles. According to, USF was Griffiths' first written scholarship offer, though he had verbal offers from Rutgers, N.C. State and East Carolina. You can see a highlight video of Griffiths on the NFCS website,

Griffiths is USF's second commitment for its 2009 class, joining Dunedin running back Adaris Bellamy. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas receiver Dwayne Difton had committed to the Bulls but has since re-opened his recruitment, though USF remains his top choice.

(Photo courtesy North Florida Christian School)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:24pm]


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