Erick McGriff knew there was something special about the University of Kansas when he was on his visit in early December. He knew it so well; he decided to commit to the Jayhawks less than a month later.
“My visit to Kansas was awesome,” McGriff said. “After talking to my parents, we just thought it was the best place for me. I really liked the coaching staff and the family environment there,” McGriff added about his decision to commit.
It’s been less than a month since McGriff committed to Mark Mangino and his Kansas program, but McGriff is already anticipating arriving on campus.
“I can’t wait to get there this summer,” McGriff said. “I don’t know the exact dates, but I’m sure I’ll so summer school. I’m just excited,” McGriff said.
McGriff has also put some consideration into what he wants out of his education while at Kansas.
“I plan on majoring in either Sports Management or Business,” McGriff said.
Now that his college decision is behind him, McGriff has been focusing his talents on the hardwood this winter. McGriff has been doing so well on the court, maybe there is a chance at being a two sport star in Lawrence?
“Man, everybody asked me that. I don’t know, I might try that, but it depends,” McGriff said about his basketball abilities.
“I think I am averaging like 15 points per game right now,” McGriff added.
When McGriff arrives in Lawrence, it will be on the field where he will showcase his athletic ability first. According to McGriff, he will bring his playmaking ability with him, but he also knows he has some things to work on.
“I go get the ball. I love the jump ball and running deep routes,” McGriff said.
McGriff attacks defenders and isn’t afraid of contact from defensive backs. He also has the ability to pick extra yards after catching the ball.
“I run a lot of underneath stuff, screen and stuff, and I can just make that quick first move and pick up extra yards like that. My footwork and timing are two things I know I will need to work on,” added McGriff.