June 21, 2006

Griffen looking forward to senior year

With more than 20 scholarship offers, Everson Griffen can never really get away from the recruiting process. But the 6-foot-4, 266-pound defensive lineman from Avondale, Ariz., is doing his best to focus on his senior season. He needs to if he wants to achieve some of his lofty goals.

"I want to get over 20 sacks and get to the playoffs," Griffen said. "We're going to be good this year. We're going to be quick and good."

Last season Griffen recorded 70 tackles and six sacks, meaning he's certainly raised the bar for himself. He's even more motivated now that Rivals.com has ranked him as the top defensive end in the country.

"I'm happy about it," he said. "It makes me want to work even harder."

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