January 16, 2012

Top kicker commit focused on Alabama

Calhoun, Ga., kicker Adam Griffith took his official visit to the University of Alabama this past weekend, and he came away impressed and fully committed to the Crimson Tide football team.

The highlight for Griffith was having breakfast at Nick Saban's house where he got to know the UA head coach, as well as current Alabama players and other committed players, his future teammates with the Tide.

"(Coach Saban) is just straight forward," Griffith said. "He's going to tell you how it's going to be, not drag you along. There were nine or ten (commitments), so I got to know them too. I met Darren Lake, the defensive lineman. He's pretty cool. They all seemed really nice."

Griffith was hosted by current Alabama long snapper Carson Tinker during his visit.

The Rivals.com three-star, who is ranked as the No. 2 kicker in the country, was so impressed with his trip to Tuscaloosa that he had a hard time pinpointing his favorite thing about it.

"I like everything there," Griffith said. "Just the program they have over there, the academics, the players, pretty much everything. I like everything about it."

Griffith plans on enrolling at UA in early June. After playing in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl earlier this month, his high school career came to a close, but he doesn't intend to just sit on his couch from now until June.

"I'm just working out right now," Griffith said. "I'm going to start kicking in February to get my kicking schedule, and pretty much, (I'm) just working out and getting flexible, stretching, not overdoing it, but just getting into being in shape."

Other interested schools have stopped calling the Alabama commitment because he's made it clear that he's solid to the Crimson Tide, and that's not changing.

"I don't really want anybody to talk to me right now because I know for sure I'm going to go to Alabama," Griffith said. "That's what I want to focus on. They might be calling me, but I never answer because I don't want to talk."

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