Four-star defensive back Jordan Griffin — one of the top commitments in UK’s recruiting class of 2016 — took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend but made it clear Monday that he remains firmly pledged to the Wildcats.
“It truly is a blessing to be at this point of my life,” Griffin said on Twitter. “It has been a crazy experience, but I am committed to the University Of Kentucky.”
The declaration came amid rumblings that Griffin was considering flipping his commitment from UK to Auburn, which is among the many major programs to extend him a scholarship offer.
Griffin — a 6-foot-1 cornerback from Jonesboro, Ga. — committed to UK in the fall of 2014 after attending the Wildcats’ upset victory over South Carolina in Commonwealth Stadium. He was regarded at the time as a major addition to UK’s class, and he’s still ranked among the top defensive backs in the country.
Rivals.com pegs Griffin as the No. 15 cornerback and No. 191 overall prospect in the class of 2016 — making him UK’s second-highest-ranked high school commitment after five-star offensive tackle Landon Young.
Griffin can officially sign with the Wildcats next week.