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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
ATH Ty Griffin pounces on ACC offer

By Kipp Adams

As Ty Griffin (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern) was getting out of school, he got a call from his father. The news was what Griffin had been waiting for.

After missing his junior season because of injury, Griffin’s recruitment was slow to get going. But on Wednesday, Griffin pounced on his latest scholarship offer.

“I committed to Georgia Tech,” Griffin said. “I called Coach (Brian) Bohannon and he gave me the offer. I took it then I called Coach (Paul) Johnson and told him I was committing. They were both really excited.”

The latest member of the Yellow Jackets’ 2013 recruiting class, Griffin chose Georgia Tech over offers from Army and Navy, as well as interest from Wake Forest and North Carolina. He is excited about his future of the program.

“We have a pretty good recruiting class coming in, it is close to home, and I have always been a fan of Georgia Tech,” Griffin said. “We are going to compete for ACC championships, if not next year then definitely the year after.”

The 6-foot, 185-pound athlete could project to multiple positions at the next level, but he plans to play under center for Paul Johnson.

“If you have ever seen me play, you know I can run,” Griffin said. “They run the triple option, so I plan to come in and play quarterback.”

The Griffin household is a happy one tonight as the recruiting process is finally over.

“My family is so excited and my dad is really proud of me,” Griffin said. “They were always waiting for this day to come that my hard work would pay off. It feels great to be a Yellow Jacket.”