Griffin Commitment Headlines Cajun's Weekend

Griffin Commitment Headlines Cajun's Weekend

Louisiana's Ragin'Cajuns weekends commitments are headlined by Mississippi 6A Mr. Football running back Qyen Griffin of state champion South Panola High.

Highly recruited Mississippi prep running back Qyen Griffin made the decision this weekend that playing college football for the University of Louisiana was the best fit for him.

"The campus and city are not too large or small, it's the right fit for me," Qyen stated. "I was looking for a program that really needed me and ULL is where I want to play college football. Coach Hudspeth told me they needed a back that can pound the ball and run physical; that ‘s what I do well."

Most people don't know that Qyen Griffin was an all state safety in 2009, but after rushing for 2,670 yards and 40 touchdowns this season; he doesn't expect his phone to stop ringing this week.

"Yes, I expect to get more phone calls this week because some schools waited until the last minute, but I'm happy with my decision and I'm not going to visit in more schools," said Griffin. My plan is to focus on my academics and preparing for the next ACT test. Once that is taken care of and I graduate, I'm going to move down to Lafayette and begin summer workouts."

South Panola Head Coach Lance Pogue commented that Griffin is not just a power back, but also has the speed to go the distance.

"Nobody really knew about him and he ran for about 2,800 yards and 40 touchdowns," said Pogue. "He's just so physical, but people don't realize he had a lot of long runs for touchdowns too. He has great speed and I just feel like he's an SEC type of back."

Griffin was excited about discussing his decision, but said Coach Hudspeth was really excited about his commitment.

"When I gave Coach Hudspeth my commitment, he was really excited," Qyen stated. "Coach said that they have big plans in store for me and I will be part of some great things happening at this program for the next four years. I have the opportunity to come in and play right away, and help the program get to bowl game."

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