The UCLA Bruins have landed a commitment from 2019 3-star quarterback Chase Griffin from Hutto (Texas) High School.
Griffin committed to the Bruins on Thursday. He flew to Los Angeles to throw for the UCLA coaching staff, and coach Chip Kelly extended an offer. It didn’t take Griffin long to make a decision.
“We went back down on the field to take pictures in the jersey after a long talk in Coach Kelly’s office,” Griffin told the Austin American-Statesman. “I sort of knew [I wanted to commit], but when I took those pictures it hit me that this is where I want to play, and these are the coaches I want to be around.”
Griffin is a celebrity of sorts within the Elite 11 crowd. According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, the 5-foot-10 prospect has been working as a ball boy at the camp for some time and has become a “kid brother of sorts” to a bunch of Elite 11 alumni, including Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston, Bryce Petty and others. In fact, Feldman said Griffin earned the title, “Your Favorite Quarterback’s Favorite Quarterback.”
In 2017 Griffin threw for more than 4,500 yards, 47 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. However, he only had one FBS scholarship offer until Thursday, from North Texas. He did have offers from Yale and most of the Ivy League and was planning to visit Harvard. All that went out the window on Thursday. Griffin is now with the Bruins.