Marcus Griffin has seen his recruitment take an SEC tilt in recent days - and the four-star is definitely excited about it.
The Bellevue, Wash., defensive tackle has landed a new offer from Mississippi State and the 6-foot-3, 285-pound prospect said he plans to visit Starkville the weekend of Jan. 31.
"I've been talking to coach (Geoff) Collins for two or three months and he told me he really liked my highlight film before but he wanted to see some more," Griffin said.
"Then they watched my Semper Fi game and really liked it and they gave me the offer."
The former Washington State commit is thrilled the SEC school has gotten involved with him and playing in that conference could be a big factor as he considers his recruitment.
A trip to Mississippi State later this month could be a big deal.
"That's a huge thing," Griffin said. "I could go play football in the best conference in the country. It's pretty cool. I'm going to take a visit on January 31 and I'll have a home visit set up with them."
Other SEC schools are also getting involved with Griffin, who is still planning to visit Cal the weekend of Jan. 17 even though there have been significant defensive coaching staff changes in Berkeley.
Ole Miss and Arkansas have reached out and Griffin said he's keeping the Jan. 24 weekend open in case other offers come in.
"It's up in the air," Griffin said. "We'll see what happens. I don't really know right now."