A productive junior season is drawing attention from BCS Conference programs for Fort Wayne (Ind.) Homestead wide receiver Isaac Griffith and the 6-0, 185-pound prospect is reciprocating the interest with junior day visits this winter.
Indiana has been showing steady interest in Griffith since the fall, and he was in Bloomington on Jan. 29 for a junior day.
"I had been there previously," Griffith noted. "I went on a game day visit for the Purdue game and that was a great experience. That was my first time meeting Coach [Kevin] Wilson.
"When I went back to the junior day I got a better feel for them. I was really excited with what they had to offer and what they showed me at IU. I got a chance to meet the new OC, and he's a real nice guy, real straightforward. He already knew who I was when I went down and he actually compared me to one his former players, Wes Welker. He said I could fill the shoes of what he did at Texas Tech for Indiana."
Griffith does not yet hold an offer from the Hoosiers, but the topic was broached during his visit to the campus last month.
"They said they would touch base with me after Signing Day and let me know what the numbers are," Griffith said. "They said they'd definitely have me up in the spring for spring practice and get a little bit better feel for the campus and the players."
Other Big Ten schools have been in contact with Griffith in recent weeks, including Minnesota and Iowa. At Minnesota Griffith has been in contact with assistant coach Jeff Phelps.
"Coach Phelps did mention to me that they love my film and he wants me to come up to campus for an unofficial visit," Griffith said. "I probably am going to call them next week.
"My dad talked with Coach [Erik] Campbell from Iowa, I believe Monday. He wanted me to come up for a visit, but I had just missed their junior day. I don't know if they are having another junior day, but I'm going to get in contact with them again."
Griffith also attended a junior day at Western Michigan in January and he is considering possible junior day visits to Miami (Ohio) and Buffalo. He plans to return to Indiana for a spring practice next month, and is lining up several more spring practice visits.
"If I can get up to Minnesota I will and I'll definitely go to Northwestern," Griffith said. "I talked to Coach [Dennis] Springer and he said they are going to have me up in the spring because they don't do the junior day stuff."
As a junior, Griffith 60 passes for 1,112 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also returned four kickoffs for touchdowns.