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UGA leads for Griffin after Dawg Night

7/13/2012

ESPN 150 defensive lineman Kelsey Griffin recently named the University of Georgia his leader, but he wasn’t quite ready to pull the trigger Friday at Dawg Night. Still, the Georgia native enjoyed his time in Athens and the Bulldogs remain at the top of his list.

“I didn’t do any drills this year,” Griffin said. “I just watched this year. I enjoyed myself. I thought it was way better and better put together than last year. It changed a little bit, and it was more fun than last year.”

Although Griffin opted not to participate in any of the drills, he watched and learned from UGA defensive line coach Rodney Garner throughout the camp.

“I was watching what Coach Garner was teaching and what game plan he has,” Griffin said. “Everything he was doing was excellent. I saw some stuff I did know, and I saw some stuff I didn’t know. It was good to get to watch and see.”

The Georgia coaching staff likes the 6-foot-2, 290-pound lineman at both defensive tackle and defensive end in their scheme.

At the camp, Griffin got a chance to see a number of top recruits from Georgia, including Bulldog commitment J.J. Green, a cornerback from Camden County High School. The two have become close during the recruiting process.

For Griffin, his top five still consists of Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and South Carolina with the Bulldogs on top. He plans to visit South Carolina on Monday.

Is he closer to making a decision after Friday?

“Maybe. It may be next month, I don’t know. I haven’t really decided.”