Griffin Duggan’s Recruitment On Hold

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Griffin Duggan
Offensive Line, Class of 2021
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Suffolk, VA
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For the moment, Nansemond Suffolk Academy (Va.) 2021 three-star offensive lineman Griffin Duggan is in a sort of transition spot with his recruitment. He has a pair of offers, from Virginia Tech and Virginia, but he’s also waiting to see what’s next.

Duggan is also getting around to schools on visits. He’s seen five games this fall, which have helped put those programs in better perspective, but Duggan is also in a holding pattern as he patiently waits for more schools to jump in.

“This might be cheesy, but I’m looking for more than a football school,” he said. “Football comes first, but coaches come and go, so you want to be somewhere to be at for school, for the coaches, the facilities and the fans, that type of stuff. You want to pick a school you’re comfortable with and somewhere you can be successful.”’s No. 30 player in Virginia for 2021, Duggan was at Virginia Tech Sept. 14 for its win over Furman. The trip gave him a chance to catch up with multiple members of the coaching staff.

“I’m in close contact with Coach (Zohn) Burden, who is my coach’s best friend and they played together,” Duggan said. “We’ve been talking. I’ve got a close relationship with Coach (Vance) Vice. I know Coach (Charley) Wiles has stopped by the school multiple times. It’s been a good relationship. I went to camp there this summer, to see what’s going down.”

Burden has been Duggan’s primary contact, and so far, they’ve established a good bond.

“I first met Coach Burden when he came up during the spring,” Duggan said. “It was just another school day. Everything’s been good. They’re really good coaches, really good people and I can’t complain, I guess.”

This past weekend, Duggan visited Cincinnati and Louisville. He also went to games at Pittsburgh and NC State earlier in the fall. Though specifics aren’t set, Duggan said he hopes to get back to Virginia Tech, or see Virginia over the next few weeks.

The Cavaliers have been another program Duggan has come familiar with, and he likes the trajectory the program is taking.