Sedric Griffin Commits

Sedric Griffin

Sedric Griffin, one of the stars for South Carolina in the recent Shrine Bowl, has made his college choice. Griffin will play ball next season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Sedric Griffin was just waiting on an offer this week from Georgia Tech and he was going to be ready to commit. That was according to his high school coach, Reginald Kennedy, in an update earlier this week. GoJackets.com spoke with the talented and speedy linebacker on his way back to his home state of South Carolina from Atlanta.

"It went really well," Griffin said. "It's Georgia Tech, you know, it's a great academic school, a great football school. So, I had a great time."

So did everything work out as planned with getting the Tech offer?

"It did, it went down," Griffin said. "I committed on the visit… I'm a Yellow Jacket now."

Sedric was looking for the best of both worlds when factoring his decision.

"With Georgia Tech, it's just the academic and athletic parts, it's just the best of both worlds… and that's what I was looking for," Griffin said. "And plus the location is great. There are a lot of things to do in Atlanta. I really liked Georgia Tech for Georgia Tech, the academic part; that was a big strong selling point."

Sedric turned 18 this week and celebrated that with his team host and future teammates.

"My host was Phillip Wheeler, a linebacker, and he's very cool," Griffin said. "It was my birthday week so he showed me around Atlanta and showed me a good time; showed me the Georgia Tech experience."

Sedric also got to meet up with other Yellow Jackets and a couple of brothers who are well known in these parts.

"Reggie Ball, Sam Williams, and a good bit of other fellows," Griffin said. "I also got a chance to meet Reggie's Brother (Marcus Ball), the top linebacker. He's a good fellow. So, I got a chance to hang out all of the guys."

It wasn't limited to current Tech players. Sedric got to know other GT commits and one Tech recruit.

"Ben Anderson, he's a nice fellow; nice calm fellow," Griffin said. "Dominique Reese, from Auburn, he had committed. Michael Parker, from Orlando, he hadn't committed yet but he's feels strongly about it. And Quincy Kelly, the running back from Decatur, he was there."

Since Sedric is now going to play for Tech, he decided to start off by doing some recruiting for Tech. He made his pitch to Parker himself.

"Yeah, we've got a little bond going together, so I tried to convince him to come to Tech also," Griffin said. "He was looking at Virginia also, so it may be between Tech and Virginia."

Sedric is a versatile athlete but will likely come to Tech as a linebacker, he was told.

"That's what they're telling me but I have a lot of versatility," Griffin said. "I can play anywhere on defense; anywhere they like me to play I'll play. I can play strong safety or weak side linebacker. They're telling me weak side linebacker but anything can change."

In the recent Shrine Bowl, Sedric stood out with seven tackles including two for a loss.

"It was a great experience," Griffin said. "I got a chance to do what I love for a great cause."

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