Hometown: Guyton, GA
High School: South Effingham
Rivals: Three-star recruit, #50 running back
247 Sports: #1126 national recruit, #72 running back, #116 prospect in Georgia
Competing Power 5 offers: Louisville, Virginia
Vanderbilt added to its stable of running backs on Wednesday with the signing of William “Rocko” Griffin from South Effingham High School in Guyton, Georgia.
As a senior, Griffin ran for 894 yards on 170 carries and scored 15 touchdowns; he also had 21 receptions for 265 yards with a touchdown for a 6-5 South Effingham team. Griffin was also a track star in high school and clocked in at 10.97 seconds in the 100 meters.
Griffin joins a group that already includes Jamauri Wakefield, Keyon Brooks, and Ja’Veon Marlow — though Vanderbilt loses Ke’Shawn Vaughn off this year’s team. And yes, you had better bet that “Rocko’s Modern Life” memes will become a feature around here.
Anchor Down, Rocko.