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Griffin ready for official visit

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Marcus Griffin was once committed to Washington State. He'll be back in Pullman this weekend with Cal pledge Devante Downs and he's expecting to have a great time.
"It's going to be a lot of fun," Griffin said. I'm going down with Devante Downs. He's going to drive down with my family. We're going to hang out and see what it's like. I'm excited because I haven't been to Pullman in a while so I'm interested in getting down there."
The four-star defensive tackle from Bellevue, Wash., reopened his recruitment recently, but Washington State is still being seriously considered.
Griffin will return the favor to Downs in January when he visits Cal, one of the schools that have also offered the Bellevue standout.
Getting in touch with Washington would interest Griffin, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound recruit who's rated as the third-best prospect in the state rankings, but his communication with the Huskies has been limited since Chris Petersen was hired.
Griffin said he'd be very open to hearing more from Washington's new staff.
"I'm open to hearing what (Petersen) has to say," Griffin said. "I know what he did at Boise State and his record there. I'd be interested in talking to him and seeing what he has to say."
So far, Griffin has landed offers from Arizona, Cal, Colorado State, Idaho, Nevada, UTEP, Washington and Washington State.
UCLA had been showing major interest, but after assistant coach Steve Broussard was fired the Bruins have not been in much contact.
After Bellevue won another state title and Griffin had a good game, he thought his recruitment could get busier, but isn't sure at this point.
"I don't really know," Griffin said. "I had a really dominant game and people are telling me maybe this new Husky staff will come after me or new schools are going to offer, but we'll see what happens when it happens."
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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