Calhoun’s Griffin signs to play football at Mercer

Calhoun senior Carson Griffin (seated, second from right) signed a football scholarship on Friday with Mercer University (Macon, Ga.). Griffin said of the signing: “Signing today is really something special for me. I’m not one of those guys that like the spotlight. I’m more of one of those guys that try to do the work in the background because that’s how I like it. So today is great to sign, but I’m just going to keep working. Mercer is a great program, and I think they have a great coaching staff. I’m really looking forward to being a part of it. Their coaching staff reminds me a lot of my coaches at Calhoun. They focus on doing the little things right, and that helps you be able to do the big things. I really think they are going to be a winning program, and I’m ready to go do my part to help however I can. Academically, Mercer has a really good engineering program so that’s one of the biggest reasons I wanted to go there. I want to major in civil engineering so that was important. Academics come first as a student-athlete. I’m definitely trying to enjoy the last little bit of high school and time with my friends as well as my last track season. I think I have a shot to win a state title in track. But I’m also ready to get to Mercer and get to work. I want to show them what I can do with my four years there.” Also attending the signing were: (seated, from left) Grandfather Ray Griffin, mother Melissa Griffin, brother Cole Griffin, (standing, from left) Calhoun High head football coach Clay Stephenson, Calhoun High head track and field coach Brant Murry, Calhoun High assistant football coach Tommie Hoblitzell, Calhoun High assistant football coach CJ Collins and Calhoun High head basketball coach Vince Layson.