Thursday pickup gives Vols 2nd-largest 2015 class in nation


Tennessee’s 2015 class grew to nine members Thursday as the Vols added defensive back Stephen Griffin to the group.

The Vols’ new addition stands 6-foot-3, 190 pounds and plays safety and cornerback. He is out of South Mecklenburg in Charlotte (N.C.) and also reported scholarship offers from Michigan, Clemson, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, North Carolina and Wake Forest–but he didn’t have any other SEC offers. South Carolina had shown interest, though. He received his Tennessee offer in late January and attended junior day in mid February. He is rated a three-star prospect.

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“Glad to say I’m committed to the University of Tennessee,” Griffin posted on his Twitter account.

The largest class in the country, at this early juncture in the recruiting calendar, is West Virginia with 10 commitments. The Vols, Texas A&M, LSU and Mississippi State and tied for the nation’s second largest early group, as well as the SEC’s largest–all with nine.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the composite rankings for high school prospects.


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