Griffin Duggan Building On In-State Offers

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Griffin Duggan
Offensive Line, Class of 2021
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Suffolk, VA
6-6, 250  

For Nansemond-Suffolk Academy (Va.) 2021 offensive lineman Griffin Duggan, May 2 was a big day. It was when not only his first two offers came, but from the two in-state powers.           

Virginia was first to offer, followed by Virginia Tech. Both came somewhat as a surprise for Duggan, but the offers gave him a sense of where his college career could head. For Duggan, it’s much too early to put too much stock into either offer, or his recruitment in general, but it’s certainly a good starting point.           

“It’s almost kind of surreal, because it all just happened that one day,” he said. “It was during the offseason, so I wasn’t really focused on the high school football part. Right now, I’m focused on our season, getting as much work as I can, getting the best I can be to help my team succeed. After that’s done, I can focus on the next level. I’m still early, getting in the weight room, and I play basketball, too. I’m really just trying to focus on high school, being a good person. In the back of my mind, I’m trying to focus on, if this is a school I’d want to play for. I want to go to some random games, see what it’s like and see how it goes.”           

Assistant coach Garett Tujague got the Cavaliers in first, and Duggan said their talks that day and since have gone well.           

“The first thing Coach Tujague told me was to play for my own state,” Duggan said. “You want to play for your home turf, where you were born. I think that’s really important, because you want to rep your city, your state. That was neat. We had a good conversation about Coach (Bronco) Mendenhall and him, playing for my home state, being from Virginia. That would be really fun.”           

Duggan said he’s become a bit familiar with the Hokies. He went to a game last fall, and also went to their satellite camp