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Going into his first full season playing defense, Homewood-Flossmoor’s 2018 DE/OC Jeff Griffin is a name to look out for. We talked schools showing serious interest, his coming college camps and what he can bring to the table for a college program.
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 250 lbs
LPI: What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason? Are you playing any other sports?
JG: Besides our schools summer program, I do weight lifting/training at high performance fitness, and speed and agility training as well. I’ll be attending several camps this summer as well. I’’m also an all-state wrestler and state qualifier.
LPI: You hold two offers from Indiana State and South Dakota. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
JG: For a college program I look forward to bringing my hard work and strong leadership skills. I’m a very vocal person who always looks for the best in my teammates. Playing wise I can play many positions on defense as well as offense. For someone my size I move very well which gives schools the option to put me at many different positions, and with the strength it can make it easier to put me at multiple positions.
LPI: Besides Indiana State and South Dakota, which schools have shown serious interest in you?
JG: I’ve been in contact with SIU and Iowa and plan on attending both of their camps. I’ve talked to a few other schools such as Toledo, Michigan State, and North Dakota State.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits or camps/showcases set?
JG: My last visit was the North Illinois University’s camp. I also attended Iowa, Lake Forest and Illinois’ camps. I plan to add more throughout the summer.
LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership or go the extra mile for your teammates?
JG: I try to help build team chemistry, I believe the best teams are the ones with the best team chemistry and the closet off-field relationships. We workout together during the offseason because there’s nothing like having your brother push you, makes you push yourself even harder.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
Justin Hall – Maybe one of the best kids I’ve had the chance to play with. He’s always energetic and happy even after a hard workout, good team captain, great athlete, he’s the high school Jabrill Peppers.
Mario Wright – Best LB in the state in my opinion, very aggressive, versatile and hard working. Very hard to block will have a big senior season.
Ryan Flournoy – One of the best receivers I’ve seen, has the ability to be our biggest threat and #1 target, not really tall but really athletic and has amazing catching ability.
Leon Tanna – Young running back but maybe the best in the 2019 class look out for him this season he will shock you.
Kellyn Gerenstein – Will be our QB next season. One of the hardest working people I’ve had the chance to meet. Works hard doesn’t make excuses and grades prove that, good speed, good arm, be on the lookout for him.
Charlie Brooks – I work out with the guy 24/7 will be a force to reckon with this season and next. This guy is definitely going to have a great season.
We have a lot of talent on our team some names you just have to find out yourself.