Compton, Calif., high school is enjoying their best season on the gridiron in years. They suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. Losing to one of California most storied high school programs is nothing to be ashamed of.
While there are many colleges clamoring for the services of four-star defensive end UCLA commit Datone Jones, there is another from Compton high school who has had a lot to do with their 8-1 record and that is cornerback/quarterback Bernard Griffin (5-10, 161, 4.5).
"Bernard hasn't received an offer yet," Compton coach Kelvin Bryant said. "But I'm sure offers are coming. He's getting a ton of interest.
"Bernard is the most athletic guy on our team," Bryant said. "That's why we play him at quarterback.
"We felt since he's the best athlete, we're going to play him at quarterback," Bryant said. "He ended up being one of the best quarterbacks we have ever had here.
"As good as he is at quarterback, Bernard will be a cornerback in college," Bryant said. "Bernard has awesome instincts and has a great nose for the ball.
"Bernard also has great hands and footwork," Bryant said. "He's technically very sound and has all the intangibles to be a great cornerback.
"Washington State and Utah State recently called me about Bernard," Bryant said. "He's very interested in hearing more from Oregon and Boise State."
From his quarterback position, Griffin has thrown for 291 yards and three touchdowns. He has rushed for 190 yards and has scored eight rushing touchdowns while averaging seven yards per carry.
On the defensive side of the ball, Griffin has 34 tackles and a team leading three interceptions.
Griffin has helped lead Compton to an 8-1 record and will lead his Compton teammates this Friday in another tough battle with always tough Moore League competitor Lakewood, Calif., whose overall record is 6-3, but are 4-1 and tied with Compton for second place in league.