2013 West Lafayette (Ind.) tight end Ben Griggs talks about choosing Walsh University and ending his…
Griggs to Transfer
Former West Lafayette (Ind.) class of 2013 tight end Ben Griggs enrolled and spent his freshman season at Walsh University in Ohio. Griggs, who saw some time on the field as a true freshman has decided to look around and possibly transfer. "The biggest reason for leaving is simply the use of tight ends throughout the whole season," Griggs said. "Coming here obviously and with any school they are going to give you a recruiting pitch, but sitting down and seeing film of what they wanted me to do and then being the starting tight end and not running any sets with tight ends at all was a deal breaker." There are several other reasons that Griggs is thinking about changing schools. "Other reasons that I would like to look around are the atmosphere, looking for a program with a lot of hype, and I want a place that I have to compete to get better every day," Griggs said. "Where I am playing against the best and learning about the game and ultimately wining football games at a high level." Ideally, there are a few things that Griggs is going to be looking for in a school when and if he makes the move to another school. "What I am looking for is a school that is bigger in size and a team with big community support and a history for doing great things," Griggs said. "Plus a school that uses a tight end in different ways. Being an impact player at a school should be possible for someone with my work ethic and size." He added, "For me it is taking the time to find the right school now." Griggs game has changed a bit since high school, there are several things that he has improved on. "The two biggest things would have to be my blocking technique along with just learning to read coverage's with option routes and just getting a better feel for learning defenses in more depth," Griggs said. Interest has come in for Griggs from plenty of schools, including, Kent State, Ball State, Southern Illinois, Stetson, Jacksonville and others.
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