After graduating from FCHS in 2006, Griffin was recruited by Georgia Tech, where he has spent the past four season wrecking havoc as LB for the Yellow Jackets.
In 2006 he was rated the No. 21 overall high school player in South Carolina (according to Scout.com). He led the Griffins to back-to-back region championships from 2005-2006.
He was selected to the all-region team three of his four years as a Griffin where he totaled 156 tackles (103 solo), five sacks and three interceptions in his senior season. As a junior, he set a school record with 204 total tackles recording 22 in one game.
On Jan. 5, 2010 he will make his collegiate finale as the #9 Yellow Jackets take on the #10 Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens’ Land Shark Stadium.
One of just six scholarship seniors on the team, Griffin will make the final start of an illustrious college career where he has accumulated numerous awards and accolades.
Griffin is coming off an outstanding season and is one of Tech’s more consistent linebackers. He has also drawn looks as a possible candidate for a spot on this year’s All-ACC team.
The Yellow Jackets won the ACC title after knocking off the then #19 ranked Clemson Tigers in the conference title game 39-34 in Tampa. The Yellow Jackets are playing in their 13th straight bowl game and first major bowl since the 1967 Orange Bowl.
Last season he played in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl after injuring his knee earlier in the year against the Miami Hurricanes. Griffin finished the year with 53 total tackles with 8 tackles-for-loss and 3 sacks. In his first career start against the Boston College Eagles in 2008 Griffin broke out recording nine tackles. He has had 15 tackles in his first 25 games.