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Cali QB has new schools interested

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There are already six golden armed quarterbacks from the Golden State who are already committed to D-I schools. There is another California quarterback who will definitely be on a D-I roster in the fall of 2008 and that is Ryan Griffin (6-4, 208, 4.8) from West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade.
Griffin has the credentials as he earned League Offensive Player of the Year, first-team all-league, first-team all-area and second-team all-CIF as a junior after throwing for 3,358 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Northwestern, Washington, Nevada, San Diego State, Michigan State and most recently LSU have been showing interest in Griffin.
Griffin has been very busy on the camp circuit this spring and summer.
"I attended the NIKE Camp in Los Angeles and camps at Stanford, UCLA and San Diego State," Griffin said. "I'm thinking about attending camps at Northwestern and LSU."
LSU recently got into the picture when five-star quarterback E.J. Manuel decided on Florida State in a tough recruiting battle.
The word is LSU may take two quarterbacks in this class. One of them will be a pro-style, which fits Griffin to a tee and the other will be a dual-threat.
"I just sent my tape to LSU on Wednesday (July 11th) and I hope that the head coach (Les Miles) gets it soon so he can evaluate before he goes on vacation," Griffin said. "I would like to go to LSU's camp, but it looks like I won't be able to do that because I have commitments with my high school team."
That is one of the things colleges like most about Griffin. He's a great leader who puts team ahead of himself.
"I'm wide open right now and distance will not be a factor," Griffin said. "The biggest thing for me is I want to play, but even bigger than that is I want to be proud of the that I get from the school that I attend.
"Like I said, I'm very open regarding college," Griffin said. "I would love to hear from schools in the Big 12, Big 10, Big East, SEC and the ACC, like I said distance from home will not be a factor."
Griffin is considered one of the best quarterbacks in California, but he kind of got lost in the recruiting shuffle when his coach Ben McEnroe took a college job.
Before McEnroe left Chaminade, he was advocating Griffin's talent to colleges and media alike.
In an interview before he took his college job, McEnroe had the following to say about his talented signal caller.
"Ryan can make all the throws. He can throw the fastball, throw with touch and throw the low ball where only our guy can make the catch. He has great accuracy and placement. Probably the best thing about Ryan is he doesn't make dumb throws."
Griffin is a member of the Rivals.com California Top 100 team for the class of 2008 landing as the Golden State's No. 97 prospect at any position.
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