11:02 pm April 21, 2011, by Michael Carvell
Vanderbilt’s first commitment for its 2012 recruiting class is North Cobb High School’s Tre Griffin.
The 6-foot-1, 235-pound defensive end had only one early scholarship offer, and it was from Vanderbilt. He decided to go ahead and commit to the SEC school rather than wait.
“The education is great there, and I fell in love with the campus when I visited,” Griffin told the AJC. “I love the new coaching staff and their energy.”
Griffin attended Georgia Tech’s Junior Day last weekend. He said he had interest from the Yellow Jackets, along with South Carolina, Purdue and Georgia Southern.
“The other schools were football, football, football … and academics second,” Griffin said. “Football is extremely important but I still have to get an education, too. That’s why I chose Vanderbilt.”
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