According to Irish Illustrated sources, Notre Dame protective back Houston Griffith is anticipated to return to South Bend and play for the Fighting Irish as soon as again next season. This was initially reported by Bryan Driskell of Irish Breakdown.
On Jan. 4, Irish Illustrated reported that Griffith was entering the Transfer Portal and would leave South Bend. The 5-11, 205-pounder officially entered his name on the list within 48 hours. However, Griffith is expected to eliminate his name from the portal quickly. Since 10:45 am ET, Griffith is now formally out of the Transfer Portal.
Irish Illustrated likewise reported recently that the expectation was Griffith would return due to the truth that there was a brand-new defensive coaching staff in the secondary at Notre Dame. Protective coordinator Clark Lea has actually given that become the head coach at Vanderbilt and securities coach Terry Joseph delegated coach defensive backs at Texas.
According to sources, discussions went effectively in between Notre Dame and Griffith have actually worked out. Were informed head coach Brian Kelly has done a great task of personally hiring him and making it clear how crucial Griffith is to next years team. That, combined with the recruiting efforts of new defensive planner Marcus Freeman, has assisted the Irish significantly.
The 5-11, 205-pounder gotten to Notre Dame as part of the 2018 class. The Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy standout, originally from the Chicago area, picked the Fighting Irish over scholarship offers from Florida State, Alabama, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Iowa State, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma and many others across the nation. The Under Armour All-American was highly-touted out of high school and ranked as a Top100 prospect per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He was the No. 11 cornerback that cycle. 247Sports had him ranked somewhat lower as the No. 148 general recruit in 2018. He taped 28 takes on, two deals with for loss and a sack as a senior at IMG.
As a true freshman at Notre Dame, Griffith played in 11 games and even began the match versus Wake Forest. In 2020, Griffith played in 12 video games played, to of which he started, totaling 14 deals with and a deal with for loss.
That, mixed with the recruiting efforts of new protective planner Marcus Freeman, has actually assisted the Irish greatly.
The Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy standout, initially from the Chicago location, picked the Fighting Irish over scholarship offers from Florida State, Alabama, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Iowa State, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma and many others throughout the country. As a real freshman at Notre Dame, Griffith played in 11 games and even began the match against Wake Forest. In 2020, Griffith played in 12 video games played, to of which he began, totaling 14 takes on and a tackle for loss.