DeSales’ Griffin signs with Ohio State

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Columbus DeSales senior Adam Griffin has followed his father Archie to OSU.

Adam Griffin, a terrific all-around athlete from Columbus DeSales
High School, has signed a national letter-of-intent
to attend The Ohio State University. Yep, that’s the same school his father Archie won two Heismans at.


Adam Griffin, a terrific all-around athlete from St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio, has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend The Ohio State University.

A 5-9, 185-lb. running back, defensive back and return specialist, Griffin helped DeSales advance to the 2009 state championship game.  An all-district and all-Columbus metro selection playing for Coach Ryan Wiggins’ Stallions, the honor roll student is also a basketball starter at DeSales.

“Adam Griffin has a passion to be an Ohio State Buckeye,” says Coach Jim Tressel. “He will add a great deal to our football family on the field, in the locker room and on our campus. Adam clearly understands the privilege of being an Ohio State Buckeye.”

Adam is the son of Bonita and Archie Griffin; Archie, a Buckeye Hall of Famer and the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy, lettered from 1972-75 at Ohio State.

Griffin had scholarship offers from Navy, Army, Air Force and Eastern Illinois.

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