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Griffin not a commit after all

9/21/2012

It appears Georgia's Class of 2013 might not have added ESPN 150 defensive tackle Kelsey Griffin (Hoschton, Ga./Mill Creek) just yet.

Griffin told DawgNation on Friday morning that he was committing to the University of Georgia. He said he had not spoken to the Bulldogs’ coaching staff at that time, but he did say he had spoken to the coaches at South Carolina, his second choice, and told them he was committing to Georgia.

This afternoon, Griffin’s coach, Shannon Jarvis, spoke to the Georgia coaches and subsequently told DawgNation that Griffin was not committed.

“I have talked with them and cannot comment,” Jarvis said. “My focus has to be our game tonight. Please remove your stories. At this point Kelsey is going to continue the recruiting process.”

Griffin has had Georgia as his leader since July. But there appears to have been a hang-up. He told DawgNation two weeks ago that “I haven’t gotten to talk to one of the coaches to clear some stuff up” with the school he planned to choose. Last week, he said he had been in touch with that school and that everything was fine and he was ready to commit.

“I talked to the coach,” Griffin said. “It went great. I got all the questions I had answered.”

Friday morning he chose Georgia. As of now he is uncommitted. It appears as though Georgia was not yet ready to accept his commitment, but the Georgia coaches are not allowed to comment on prospective student-athletes. After his announcement Friday morning Griffin said he was going to visit Georgia on Saturday. There is no word yet on if he will still make the trip to Athens.