Fort Wayne Homestead wide receiver Isaac Griffith was one of the top performers at his position at the recent Best of the Midwest Combine. Shortly after that, he received his second offer, one from the Wyoming Cowboys.
"I had no previous contact with Wyoming until my dad went down to the NCAA football coaches convention in Dallas and they heard about me and my dad said to send film to Wyoming and they offered me off the film. They said they love the way I play, the way I pursue the ball, my route running, versatility and I could return punts, kicks, play inside-outside at receiver and possibly do some Wildcat for them."
The 6'0, 180-lb Griffith has not visited the Cowboys yet, but has plans to do that as soon as he has the opportunity.
"It probably won't be until the summer though. I want to go out and take a look at the campus and take a look at the facilities."
Griffith's first offer came a few weeks before, from Ball State, and had a chance to make the quick trip over to Muncie for a visit.
"I actually went today (Wednesday)," he said. "They wanted me to come down and check it out. We went around campus a little bit. My dad played and coached at Ball State, so I'm familiar with the campus. I have something special in my heart for them. Coach Gaither, the receivers coach, went through film with me, the x's and o's and what he likes to see. They said I'm the top guy on offense and really like me a lot and really want me to go to Ball State. I'm keeping my options open for now, but they really like me."
Most of Griffith's other interest comes from the Big Ten.
"I'm going to Purdue this weekend for their junior day and spring practices. I have Northwestern and Indiana set; March for IU and April for Northwestern. I feel really good about IU and Northwestern. Purdue, they came in recruiting me a few weeks ago, so it's kind of new. I haven't met with the coaches, but they watched my film and like it a lot."
The optimism with regards to Indiana has to do with his conversations with their staff and the comparisons they've made.
"I received a lot of messages from IU today and yesterday. I'm going to call Coach Ekeler here in the next twenty minutes. Both the offensive coordinators, Coach Johns and Coach Littrell love my film and said they will recruit me hard and aggressively and they really like me as a player. When I was down at IU, Coach Littrell compared me to one off his former players at Texas Tech, Wes Welker. I was hyped up about that because he compared me to someone as good as Wes Welker."
As a junior, Griffith made 1st team All-Conference, 1st team All-Northeast Indiana and Honorable Mention All-State while breaking numerous records at Homestead.