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Griffin has quarterback options

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Robert Griffin has his sights set on the quarterback position.
After throwing for 2,001 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2006, the Copperas Cove, Texas prospect has added several scholarship offers. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder says that he's focused on five schools that have told him they like him as a signal caller.
"Well, I've had over 10 offers for quarterback," Griffin said. "But, the ones I'm really focused on would be Houston, Washington State, Tulsa, TCU, and Illinois. I've been to Houston twice and I really like the coaching staff there.
"At Tulsa, I like the offense there. I'm going to Illinois for an unofficial visit at the beginning of August. TCU is close to us, but I haven't had a chance to talk with them about the offense. Washington State is pretty far away, but I'm going to try to take an unofficial visit there if I can."
Griffin says that while some schools have offered at athlete, he has his heart set on the quarterback position and that started some time ago.
"A lot of kids started playing football when they were real young," Griffin said. "I didn't start until the seventh grade and I played quarterback then. I just kept getting better and better. Last year was my first year starting on varsity and once I got the butterflies out of my stomach, by the time the state title game came, I was ready for it. I've got the experience and I've been to that level.
"Now I have to help my team and myself to get there again."
Griffin says that he'd like to have his commitment made by August.
"That's not necessarily an early commitment," Griffin said. "But, the schools that are showing me the most attention right now are the ones that want me, so I'll probably decide then."
Summer track is also keeping him busy along with finishing up 7-on-7 this summer with his teammates. As a junior, Griffin was the Gatorade Texas Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
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