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Two-sport star Griffin commits to Texas A&M

Posted on: January 7, 2012 2:42 pm
Edited on: January 7, 2012 2:43 pm
By Maxpreps' Stephen Spiewak

Derrick Griffin, a 6-foot-7, 215-poiund two-sport star has committed to Texas A&M.

He confirmed the news to MaxPreps Friday night via text message.

The standout wide receiver and small forward for Terry (Rosenberg, Texas) also told MaxPreps that he plans to pursue both football and basketball when he arrives in College Station.

On the football field, he hauled in 36 passes for 509 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Griffin may be even better on the hardwood. He currently ranks as the No. 27 basketball recruit in the Class of 2013.

His size and blended skill set make him comparable to the No. 1 football recruit in the Class of 2012, Dorial Green-Beckham, who led his team to a state title in basketball as a sophomore.

At one time, Green-Beckham considered pursuing both sports in college but has since decided to focus solely on football.

Griffin's commitment is a great start to the tenure of new Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin.


Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:41 am

Two-sport star Griffin commits to Texas A&M

Sumlin is going to need a whole lot of help, going into the SEC.

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