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Isaac Griffith earns offer; talks past visits

2/22/2012

Junior wide receiver Isaac Griffith (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead) picked up offer No. 2 on Tuesday when Wyoming extended him a scholarship offer.

“My dad met [the Wyoming coaches] in Texas at a coaching convention,” said Griffith, whose dad coaches at Manchester College. “I sent my film and … they were really impressed with the way I ran my routes. They said they can utilize me in every position because going into my freshman year I was a quarterback, and they were impressed I can return kicks, punts, be an inside and outside receiver and also do some Wildcat for them.”

Ball State was Griffith’s first offer, and the Cardinals will always have a special place in his heart. Griffith’s father, Shannon, played at Ball State and coached there during the 1990s.

“I’ve been to Ball State many times,” Isaac Griffith said. “I remember when I was 5 years old walking around on the field when my dad was coaching. They always got that special place in my heart and always will.

“I first met coach [Pete] Lembo not long after they got there. I was very impressed he turned around Ball State in a matter of months.”

Big Ten programs Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern and Purdue all have interest in Griffith, as do MAC schools Buffalo, Miami (Ohio) and Western Michigan.

Griffith has already visited Indiana and Northwestern and is checking out Purdue over the weekend.

“The second [Northwestern visit] was to see a game and talk with some of the coaches,” Griffith said. “I liked the atmosphere around it. Coach [Pat] Fitzgerald is probably one of my favorite coaches. I like his enthusiasm and how he conducts himself around his players.”

Griffith was most recently at Indiana for its junior day after visiting for the Purdue game during the season.

“I got a more in-depth look with some of the players and coaches,” he said. “I know some of the kids on the team, and they always come back and talk to me about what it’s like. I can say I feel at home at IU.”