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COLUMBUS, Ohio – 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, second team all-state and all-Columbus metro selection playing for Coach Ryan Wiggins’ Stallions, he was a team captain as a senior and rarely came off the field.

He rushed for 940 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior, totaling 1,736 all-purpose yards; on defense, he accounted for 47 tackles and a pair of interceptions. During his career, DeSales won three league and two regional championships. 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.