The first of the four official visitors to Clemson last weekend went public Tuesday morning with a commitment to the Tigers. SAF Kylon Griffin (6-1 180) of Montgomery, AL, who was originally committed to Mississippi State before backing off that in early December, announced his intentions to play for the Tigers. He will sign a week from Wednesday.
Griffin narrowed his choices to Clemson, Nebraska and Southern Cal. He also visited Nebraska this month. He was scheduled to travel to Los Angeles this weekend, but he cancelled that trip in lieu of his commitment.
Earlier this month, Griffin said Clemson safeties coach Mickey Conn started showing serious interest, and things just moved on from there.
“He said he loves my film, and he sees me in the nickel spot probably,” Griffin said. “He said I’m long, rangy and a great tackler, and overall, a great player. Of course, I think there’s room for improvement. This year I played corner. I’d go back to safety a few games, but most of the time I was at corner. I don’t know how they are looking at that, but I can definitely be the deep man or be the box-type player.”
Griffin came off his visit to Clemson highly impressed, and it appeared then it was just a matter of time before he cemented his plans with the Tigers.
“Just really great people,” Griffin said Sunday. “I love just seeing how Dabo (Swinney) has really built the culture. I just loved how everyone was just so comfortable around each other. Everyone seemed like a family. Even though some of us had never been around each other or seen each other before, it seemed like we had known each other for forever and no one was scared to talk. My mother and father really loved the trip and they loved it as well. They thought the same as I did, if not more.”
Griffin is the 15th commitment for Clemson’s 2022 class. Clemson is also recruiting his teammate LB TJ Dudley who is scheduled for an official visit this weekend.