July 16, 2009

DB Griggs trying new position

Malcolm Griggs expects most schools to continue to recruit him as a safety, even after he moves to cornerback this fall for Piscataway, N.J.

The 6-foot-2, 183-pound defensive back isn't making the move in an effort to gain more exposure or help his stock with coaches, but that could be a natural consequence of the switch.

"I'm working hard at cornerback. I haven't played that much before," Griggs said. "My high school coaches have been working with me pretty good, helping me on things like my hips. I know Cincinnati is looking at me as a cornerback. Everyone else likes me as a safety. I feel comfortable playing corner. I've never done it before but it's a challenge I'm willing to accept."

Not long ago Griggs joined plenty of other rising seniors at Ohio State's camp. He said it was a good experience for him. That was the only organized event he recently attended. Lately he has been spending his time working out with his teammates, though he said he would attend other camps if he is invited.

Griggs is still sitting on an offer from Akron but he's hoping more come in. He realizes he might have to wait until well into his senior season before he gets any good news like that.

"I've been e-mailing and keeping in touch with coaches from Ohio State, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Schools like that. I've been to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Ohio State for camps. I went to West Virginia for a junior day.

"Most likely all of them are going to wait until they see the first three or four games of my senior season. Right now I'm just waiting for that to come."

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