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Shaquill Griffin talks Vanderbilt offer

Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Fla. is developing a reputation for turning out hard-nosed defensive players. JaQuez Jenkins in '09 now at USF, Xavius and Bar'ee Boyd ('10), now at Western Kentucky. Dante Fowler Jr. signed with Fla. in '12 and Jevaris Little signed with Illinois. Vanderbilt, among others, is pursing Shaquill Griffin, the next big defensive star for the Spartans.

"Last week when I spoke over the phone to Coach Gattis," said Shaquill Griffin. "He told me how much he liked my speed, physicality, and cover skills. He said he loved my film, and they were ready to offer. I'm really interested in them. I went to their website, and they have my major, which is medical. I'm planning on visiting sometime this summer." At, 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, Griffin can...