Cats keep highly-touted Jordan Griffin


http---static.silverchaliceKentucky held on to a key commitment when Georgia defensive back Jordan Griffin signed with the Wildcats today.

BIO: Jordan Griffin, Defensive Back, 6-0, 175, Fr.-HS, Jonesboro, Ga. (Jonesboro) –  A  four-star prospect by Rivals, which rates him as the 15th best cornerback in the nation and the 16th best prospect in talent-laden Georgia, 191st nationally … ESPN tabs him as the 23rd corner in the nation and the 34th best player in Georgia … Ranked by 247sports as a three-star recruit, as the nation’s No. 37 cornerback and the 32nd best prospect in Georgia … Scout ranks him as a three-star prospect and the 46th best cornerback overall, third-best in Georgia … Named First-team All-State by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … At corner, he totaled 15 tackles and notched a pair of interceptions … Also forced one fumble and had one fumble recovery … An excellent wide receiver as he caught 68 passes for 1,008 yards and 10 touchdowns in helped lead the Cardinals to an 11-2 overall record as a senior … Accounted for 412 receiving yards and three touchdowns as a junior, while also intercepting one pass … Also played basketball … Chose UK over Auburn, Clemson and Stanford.

Coach Stoops on Griffin: “Jordan is prototypical cornerback. He has the size, instincts, speed and technique we are looking for in a player. He’s a gifted athlete, a great person and we are excited about his future at Kentucky.”

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