Apr 20, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; The Tennessee Volunteers football team holds up their helmets while the band plays Rocky Top after the spring Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

3-star DB Stephen Griffin commits to Tennessee Volunteers


Tennessee Volunteers’ head coach Butch Davis has recruited at a high level since taking over with the Volunteers.

His new reputation only grew on Thursday when the Volunteers landed a commitment from 3-star defensive back Stephen Griffin.

“Itʼs just where my heart was at. My heart was at Tennessee,” Griffin told Ryan Callahan of 24/7 Sports. “I really like the coaches. The coaches really like me. Iʼve got some relationships with some of the players. Me and (Tennessee signee) Todd Kelly used to go to preschool together, so weʼve always been pretty good friends.

“It just seems like the right place for me.”

The 6’3, 187-pounder is from Charlotte, North Carolina and attends South Mecklenburg.

He projects as either a cornerback or a safety.

Griffin is ranked as the 41st best safety prospect, 23rd best overall prospect in the state of North Carolina and the 652nd best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Griffin chose the Volunteers over offers from the Clemson Tigers, Duke Blue Devils and Michigan Wolverines, among others.

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