About three weeks ago Rivals.com reported that Piscataway, New Jersey defensive back Malcolm Griggs would be making the switch from safety to cornerback for his senior season.
That change is likely to have big ramifications for his future, both as a high school senior and as a prospect in the eyes of college coaches.
If the transition is smooth, Griggs could instantly see his stock skyrocket. At 6-foot-2 and nearly 185-pounds he would have excellent size for a young corner prospect. If the move isn't seamless he might have difficulty picking up new offers.
So far Akron is the only school that has offered Griggs, and he hasn't had much contact with them.
"I'm still sitting on that offer," he said, referring to Akron. "I really haven't even talked to the coaches, though. I've tried calling but none of them have picked up."
Griggs camped at or visited Ohio State, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Iowa and West Virginia this summer. The trip to Iowa was just a visit and the rest were camps. Griggs admitted that he didn't feel great about his performance at some of those camps, but said he started feeling more confident as the events progressed.
He said Cincinnati's coaches were very impressed with him and ended up extending a verbal offer to him. He is still waiting to receive a written offer.