Florida State gets another IMG star, Houston Griffith

Tallahassee, FL —  It’s been a surprisingly disappointing year for Seminole fans who’ve had to watch their team lose close games to average programs like NC State and in what has to be the low point of the season, get blown out by Boston College 35 – 3.  

The good news for Florida State is they’re a great program and great programs can afford to have bad seasons and occasionally even get blown out by BC – without it effecting there recruiting efforts.  Case in point, this years recruiting class is jam packed with some of the best players in the country, especially in the defensive backfield. 

Perhaps meeting with the best cornerback of all-time, Deion Sanders helps 4-Star recruits like Houston Griffith and Asante Samuel Jr. want to be the next great defensive back to suit up for the Seminoles instead of dwelling on Florida State’s underwhelming performances throughout the 2017 season.

It must be nice being a Seminoles fan, knowing that it’s going to take a lot more than a bad year to truly effect the program’s sense of optimism.  FSU has a history of dominance, NFL Hall of Fame alumni and one of the best stadiums in the country – not to mention the coolest uniforms in college football.  Until all of that changes – which it won’t – Florida State will always be able to attract some of the best players in the country and that’s always going to be a reason to look forward to next season.

Houston Griffith

FSU Houston Griffith

Hometown: Chicago, IL

School: IMG Academy

Position: CB

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 194 lbs

Rating: 4-Star

Position Rank: 6th

State Rank: 12th

National: 47th

 Interview with Florida State Seminoles 4-star recruit Houston Griffith (IMG)

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

A: “Stay hungry and stay humble.” 

Q: What do you plan on majoring in next year? 

A: “Communications”

Q: Who are the best players you’ve ever played against?

A: “Too many players to name..haha.”

Q: When it comes to football who’s your biggest influence and what motivates you the most to continue training/playing on such a high level?

A: “My family, I want to leave my legacy at the end of the day. Be known as one of the greatest to ever player and also to be known as a good person as well.”

You can follow Houston on Twitter @___HG3