Quarterback Ryan Griffin (6-4, 208, 4.8) from West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade had a tough offseason that saw his coach accept the head coaching job at Cal Lutheran so he had to learn a new offense. The talented signal caller still had an outstanding season.
Griffin threw for more than 2,100 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior. He also rushed for four touchdowns.
As a junior, Griffin was his league's Offensive Player of the Year, in addition he was named first-team all-league, first-team all-area and second-team all-CIF after throwing for 3,358 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Griffin's recruitment was slowed down because of the coaching change, but all's well that ends well as he will be taking his first official visit this weekend.
"I will be taking my first official visit this weekend to Tulane," Griffin said. "Yale will be coming by my school next week and will watch me play basketball. Dartmouth will be coming out next week, too.
"Nevada called me and so did Wyoming," Griffin said. "My coach has been talking to Hawai'i and he was talking to Nebraska, but since then Coach Callahan has been released.
"I'm also waiting on SMU to get a new coach and Vandy has been showing interest."
In an earlier interview former Chaminade coach Ben McEnroe, he had the following to say about his quarterback.
"Ryan can make all the throws. He can throw the fastball, throw with touch and throw the low ball where only our guy can make the catch. He has great accuracy and placement. Probably the best thing about Ryan is he doesn't make dumb throws."
Chaminade finished the season 6-4 and narrowly missed making the playoffs.