Bethel lineman Jackson Griffiths (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757)
Bethel’s Jackson Griffiths commits to Emory and Henry
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Over the last five years there’s been a lot of great talent to come out of Bethel’s football program.
Tyra Brewington-Parker was put in multiple positions to maximize his skill set in 2018 and the same could be said about Ki’sean Storm in 2017.
However, 2016 was second to none in terms of what William Beverley had at his disposal. We saw the emergence of Dwayne Hudson, Zuri Godfrey, Janaz Jordan, Jaevyn Holmes-Reid, Navarro Price, Bernard West, Jordan Hill, Solomon Luckett, and Jeremiah Owusu.
And of course, you can’t spell Bethel over the last five years without talking about the impact Terry Chisley, Jr. had his senior season leaving it all out on the field in the Region 5A quarterfinals in 2015 against Indian River.
However, somewhere in all of that; Jackson Griffiths (2020 DL/OL 6-2 285) showed up.
Griffiths has been an ultimate competitor throughout his tenure with the Bruins. He’s played on both sides of the ball and hasn’t complained one bit about any of the roles he’s been asked to step into. On Tuesday evening, the Bethel prospect ended his recruitment by committing to Emory and Henry. Although slightly tardy, there’s no timetable when it comes to considering all the options available in designing your future.
“I chose Emory and Henry because it felt like home from the second I stepped foot on campus,” Griffiths stated.
The All-District product went go to see Emory and Henry in action during a game in 2018 and finally went on his official visit back in late January.
“I felt welcomed, cared for, and they really wanted me to be apart of their program,” Griffiths told recruit757. “I like the trajectory of the program and how invested everyone on campus are within the program. Coach Newsome and his staff have something special going on there and I am extremely proud to be a part of it.”
Griffiths also cited that academics played a huge role in his decision to commit to Emory and Henry. He’ll also be following in the footsteps of his uncle who was a part of a 1992 Emory and Henry team that went 11-1 and earned the ODAC championship in 1992.
Expect Griffiths to continue wrestling as Emory and Henry just started a wrestling program and he’ll get the opportunity to do that alongside playing football.
He’s also decided on a major of Computer Engineering.
– Brandon Mitchell