June 12, 2006

Griffen pondering Michigan official visit

When Rivals.com put out their pre-evaluation top 100 prospects in February, Avondale (Ariz.) Agua Fria defensive end Everson Griffen was one of the players listed, but his rise to the No. 5 overall prospect in the country with the latest release of the top 100 was still noteworthy. The 6-4, 266-pound prospect is still looking across the country at schools and has listed Michigan among his favorites several times.

Michigan has a recruiting connection in the state of Arizona through defensive coordinator Ron English, who coached at Arizona State prior to his joining the Michigan staff. English is the lead recruiter for the Wolverines in their pursuit of Griffen.

He has listed a top three of PAC-10 programs UCLA, USC and Arizona multiple times before, but says sometimes he changes his mind about a top group.

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