A former five-star recruit is expect to play at Texas Southern for the 2015 season.

Derrick Griffin, once rated the No. 3 high school wide receiver in the country in 2013, is will suit up for Texas Southern after a two-year hiatus.

“It’s a great, great feeling,” Griffin said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. “I’ve been waiting too long for this.”

Before landing at the Texas Southern, Griffin signed with Miami, but was classified as an academic non-qualifier.

He then sat out the 2014 season before enrolling at Texas Southern where he worked to become eligible, earning the required college credits to play.

“It’s unbelievable to have a five-star athlete such as Derrick Griffin out here playing for Texas Southern University,” said Dr. Charles McClelland, TSU vice president for intercollegiate athletics. “Derrick is the answer to the question a parent would ask,’why TSU?’

Griffin, who is 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds, will also play for the Texas Southern basketball team.


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