When a former big-time recruit ends up at an HBCU, it’s usually because things didn’t work out at a bigger school. Former five-star receiver Derrick Griffin looks to be taking a different route.

Griffin has been enrolled at Texas Southern after failing to qualify to play out of high school in 2013. He is now eligible to play, per his Twitter account. Just don’t expect him to suit up for the Tigers, though.

The 6’7, 210 lb receiver prospect originally committed to Texas A&M out of high school, but never faxed his letter of intent. He later signed a letter of intent with Miami, but never suited up for the Hurricanes either.

That’s where TSU comes in. Apparently, Griffin enrolled at the Houston school as a regular student, and applied for financial aid. He never played for Texas Southern, so now he has four years of eligibility remaining.

Now that he’s eligible to play immediately, he’s expected to end up at a powerhouse school, most likely in the SEC (Texas A&M) or ACC.

Griffin went to TSU and met the eligibility requirements, but he’s unlikely to use any of his football time at the HBCU.

We’re not sure, but this might be new territory.

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