The University of Miami received a big commitment from 2013 wide receiver Derrick Griffin on Tuesday afternoon.
Griffin, who hails from B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg, Texas, will take his official visit to Miami this weekend and he said he felt like he wanted to commit to the Hurricanes before the trip.
"I had a tournament down there for AAU and I liked the surroundings," Griffin said. "I just really liked the area and what they are about as a program. They have sent a lot of top players to the NFL."
Griffin (6-7, 210) is a four star receiver by 247Sports with a 95 rating. He is the No. 7 receiver prospect in the country. He committed to Miami over Auburn and Texas A&M.
"The Miami coaches were really excited when I told them I wanted to commit," Griffin said. "They were all yelling and telling me they were happy to have me as a part of their family now. That made me smile."
Griffin says he wanted to commit to Miami because they were always a school he respected.
"Miami was always one of my dream schools. The best players come from Miami and I want to be a part of that," Griffin said. "You look at Ray Lewis, Andre Johnson, and Ed Reed. They do a great job preparing their athletes for the next level."
Griffin is also a basketball player. He plays power forward and is averaging 25 points per game for his high school team this season.
"This year Miami's basketball team is looking really good. They are No. 2 in the country and they have a real chance to win a National Championship. I want to try and play college basketball too, so that is a big reason why I like them too."
Griffin finished his senior season with 592 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns on 36 receptions. He has been clocked at a 4.5 in the 40.
Griffin is the second wide receiver commit in Miami's 2013 class as he joins Stacy Coley.