A top TE recruit wins state, ready for TCU
Griffin is the eighth-ranked TE, according to the ESPNU rankings. Here's part of Damon Sayles' post (insider) on Griffin:
“I’ve been on varsity for three years now, and to see the program rise to where it is, it’s simply amazing,” Gilbert said. “I’m so proud of my team. Everyone gave everything we had. Now, we can say we have five state championships.”
Winning can become addictive, and Gilbert admitted that he doesn’t want his personal streak to end in college. After reconfirming his commitment to TCU, he said he hopes to be an immediate impact player for the Big 12 Conference’s newest participant.
Gilbert added that he hopes to build a healthy – but friendly – rivalry with his older brother. Former Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert transferred to SMU earlier this year and is expected to have a year of eligibility remaining after sitting out a season. SMU and TCU have been respected Dallas-Fort Worth area competitors as of late, and much is expected from both teams in the seasons to come.
“Of course, we both want to win,” Griffin said, “but it’s going to be fun playing against [Garrett].”
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