July 14, 2010
Kiante Griffin enjoys College Station trip
Carrollton Hebron's run at the state 7-on-7 tournament last weekend ended with a late loss in the first round of the championship bracket to Cy-Creek. The disappointment hurt class of 2012 receiver Kiante Griffin in more ways than one.
"They beat us with a touchdown in the last five seconds and we couldn't get the ball back to score," he said. "I thought I did pretty well, but I strained my calf muscle. I tried to play through it, but it slowed me down some."
The calf was still an issue, Griffin said, when he took part in Texas A&M's one-day camp Sunday.
"I ran a 4.5 (40-yard dash); I would have done better if I had been feeling good," he said. "But the camp was still good."
Griffin said he felt like he had performed well in other parts of the camp, including one-on-one drills and the 7-on-7 segment. He also said he had a chance to talk to coach Terrell Williams, who said the Aggies were keeping close tabs on him.
"He said they were going to keep watching me during the season, that they liked what they had seen so far and to keep it up," Griffin said. "He also told me to make sure my grades stay good."
Before going to the 7-on-7 tournament and camp, Griffin had told Aggieyell.com that he felt comfortable in College Station. If anything, that opinion was stronger after his four-day stay.
"I like everything about it; I like the people, the facilities. The coaches are all real nice," he said. "It's just a place where I feel real comfortable. It feels good to me there."
Griffin reiterated earlier comments that, should he have the opportunity, his college choice would come down to between A&M and the University of Texas. Oklahoma, it appears, is no longer near the top of his list.
"Whatever happens, I'm going to stay in Texas," he said.
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