Jan. 6, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana wide receiver Isaac Griffith redshirted the 2013 season. Griffith earned scout team player of the week honors following the Missouri and Ohio State games.
The 6-0, 192-pounder out of Fort Wayne's Homestead High School finished his prep career with records in receptions (119), yardage (2,453) and touchdowns (37). He collected Indiana Associated Press Class 5A All-State and Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 and all-state recognition as a senior.
Griffith talked to IUHoosiers.com's Jeremy Gray about his first season in Bloomington:
What are you studying?
"I am studying sport marketing and management. It is going well. It is a good major and it will open a lot of doors, not just for sport management, but for business as well. It is a lot of fun."
How much has Indiana's academic staff helped you with the transition from high school to college?
"The academic support is great. It is one of the best things I have been around. The staff has helped me manage my schedule and everyone has really helped a lot. Christa Sist-Morris has put a lot of things in order for me and makes sure I have my stuff done so I can graduate on time. The staff has been a really big help with managing my time. That was one thing I struggled with and they have really helped a lot in that aspect of my career."
Who are your roommates?
Who is the best ping pong player on the team?
"I am rooming with Joe Pesut. Bryce Smith and Aaron Del Grosso are also in my quad. It is going really well. The best part is being able to bond with guys on the team. Getting to know them and what they do in their off time. I have had a great experience so far."
"The best ping pong player is Ralston Evans
. I lost to him when we had our tournament."
Who is the funniest guy on the team?
"Zek Roundtree. He is one of the funniest guys I have been around. Coming in, I can always expect a laugh from him."
Talk about head strength and conditioning coach Mark Hill and his staff:
"They have helped immensely. I came in at 179 pounds and by camp I was 192 pounds. They have helped a lot getting me bigger and stronger. Coach Will Peoples is my strength coach. I have worked with him since I got here. He has helped me since he played wide receiver and he knows how to get bigger, stronger and faster. All the coaches have helped us getting faster and better conditioned."
What was your most memorable football moment last season?
"My most memorable moment was bonding with the guys and winning the Bucket back. Growing up in Indiana, I always knew about the game and knew about the tradition and history around the game, so that was my most memorable moment."