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Four big camps for Griffith

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Fort Wayne (Ind.) Homestead wide receiver Isaac Griffith holds three offers, but could be on the verge of adding several more. His performance at summer camps will be key in those evaluations, and he is targeting four Big Ten camps as his best chances to earn offers.
Ball State, Toledo and Wyoming have already extended scholarship offers to Griffith and Kent State could be close. Several Big Ten teams have also been showing interest this spring.
"Indiana was probably the first school to come in and watch me run routes," Griffith said. "The next week Wisconsin came in and said they were still going to recruit me. Illinois stopped in last week along with Minnesota and Kent State."
Griffith is set to attend camps at Indiana, Purdue, Illinois and Northwestern in the month of June. He may also attend camps at Minnesota and Wisconsin.
"IU is probably the closest Big Ten school to an offer," Griffith said. "When Coach [Kevin] Johns came down and watched me move out on the field he said he liked me a lot and it is now in Coach [Kevin] Wilson's hands. Everyone else liked me, they just need Coach Wilson's approval.
"Northwestern is basically the same thing, but the difference is they checked with Coach [Pat] Fitzgerald. I sent in my transcripts and ACT scores to them last week, and if it requires me to take the ACT again I'll do that. As of right now, what they said I need to get I got."
At Illinois, wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales wants to see Griffith work out at their camp before deciding on the Illini's offer. Conversations with Purdue have also been positive and the two parties spoke last week.
"Coach [Donn] Landholm used the one phone call for the month of May," Griffith said. "I usually don't talk to him on the phone - it's usually on Facebook - but he wanted to touch base with me and know how things were going, what I was doing and basically check up on me."
As a junior, Griffith caught 60 passes for 1,112 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also returned four kickoffs for scores.
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