Jordan Griffin, an ultra-productive, hard-hitting linebacker out Seffner (Fla.) Armwood High School, amassed 150 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and four sacks for a Hawks team that reached the state championship in 2013.
On Friday night, the 6-foot, 215-pound three-star prospect made his return to the gridiron and tallied a handful of tackles, including a sack and pair of tackles for loss in a 21-17 preseason loss to Tampa (Fla.) Plant High School.
Griffin, the nation's No. 44 middle linebacker prospect on Scout.com for the class of 2015, is inching closer to making his collegiate decision with a pack of seven institutions to choose from.
"(I'm deciding) towards the end of September, early October," Griffin told Scout.com. "UCF, Boston College, Wisconsin, South Florida, Cincinnati, Marshall and FAU (are the finalists). I'm not sure if it's going to be the same day as Byron (Cowart)."
With his time away from the classroom over the summer, Griffin, accompanied by his loved ones, had the opportunity to get a taste of a number of different college campuses from both inside the Sunshine State and schools residing in a different geographical locations.
A school who's been atop the linebacker's list for quite sometime is the University of Wisconsin, a school out of the Big Ten who's made a living recruiting student-athletes out of the state of Florida over the past 12 months.
Griffin made the stroll up to Madison back in June, and has scheduled his initial official visit with Gary Anderson's program for Sept. 27 when the Badgers host Griffin's hometown team, the South Florida Bulls.
"Right now, Wisconsin is out front," Griffin said. "I just love the coaching staff and environment."