Washington State freshman cornerback Kevin Griffin at Nike Football Camp. Twitter grab
4: CB Kevin “Show-Time” Griffin
For some reason, Griffin is completely forgotten when it comes to names mentioned in the secondary that could come in and make a difference. However this kid was an All-California player at a solid, college-producing high school in De La Salle and the highest-ranked CB in either of the Cougs’ past two classes. I’ve been saying since his commitment to the Cougs that he would come in and win the field-corner starting job and I’ll stick with it, I think he’s that good.
Griffin has tremendous ball skills and is not afraid to come up and make a tackle. He’ll have to learn to stay upright a little bit more in college because he ducks his head a fair amount, which will lead to more experienced athletes either jumping over him or scooting around. But overall he can cover the bejesus out of the receivers he lines up against and attacks the football in the air.
He’s not quite as big as we originally thought, checking in at 5’10”, 168 lbs, but he easily makes up for it.