Prior to the signing of Jahmyr Gibbs, Jamious Griffin was the Jackets star running back recruit. The former four-star was originally committed to the North Carolina State Wolfpack but once Geoff Collins and his coaching staff came to The Flats in December of 2018, everything changed for Griffin. Before you knew it, Griffin signed and enrolled at Georgia Tech.
As a true freshman, Griffin had his ups-and-downs as you would expect. Out of all Tech running backs, he finished with the second most carries, totaling 37 carries over nine games for 125-yards. You would obviously like to see a higher average than 3.4 but with a lot of room to continue to grow, that average should go up quite a bit in 2020.
A former nationally recognized running back out of high school, Griffin has all the tools to be a highly successful collegiate back for the Jackets. With a bit of patience and development, Griffin can still grow into quite the tailback for years to come. While some backs would feel pressure with a player like Gibbs coming in, Griffin shouldn’t. With Jordan Mason in our mind likely to leave for the NFL following next season, Griffin and Gibbs are in a strong position to share the spotlight in 2021 and 2022.
That being said, this spring is still important for Griffin. With a full season and offseason under his belt with the program, you’d like to see him be able to take the next step in that development. If he could do so, the sky might just be the limit for the Rome, Georgia product.