DITR – Heisman Griffin

Heisman Griffin is a 5’11”, 160 pound, class of 2024 wide receiver from Liberty Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is very quick for his age, as he runs a 4.47 forty-yard dash and possesses above-average route running skills, allowing him to get into space and make non-contested catches. He also performs well when not involved in the play, as his Hudl tape shows he is an above-average blocker. Griffin only caught 5 catches for 93 yards last season, but he battled a hip injury that limited his playing time. In his limited action, Griffin averaged an elite 18.6 yards per catch. Off the field, Griffin has a 3.2 GPA. He is actively being recruited by Southern University and Alcorn State University.

Heisman Griffin lines up for a play vs. Denham Springs High. Photo courtesy of Griffin.

I had the chance to interview Heisman Griffin and ask him some questions. Here’s our interview:

Why and at what age did you start playing football?

“I started playing football at 4. I fell in love with the game at an early age, and with my name being Heisman, I felt like it was my calling.”

Have you always played your current position, or did you play a different position growing up?

“I have always been a wide receiver. I’ve always loved catching the ball and have the talent for it.”

What sets you apart from everyone else on the field?

What sets me apart is the ability to pick apart the defense. My route running ability mixed with my great hands really makes me a difficult receiver to cover.”

What is your favorite accomplishment so far in your football career?

“I have a few, honestly. I am being recruited by Southern University and Alcorn State University. I took a recruiting trip to Southern last spring. I was also invited to rivals and added to the prep redzone 2024 rankings for Louisiana recently. All glory to God for those achievements.”

What is your favorite memory playing football so far?

“My favorite memory is playing Woodlawn High. I went to Woodlawn Middle, so playing against some of the guys I grew up with was a surreal moment.”

How do you balance athletics and academics?

“From a young age, I was raised to put my academics first and then football second. This is something still preached by my parents to stay on top of”.

Heisman Griffin lines up for a play against Denham Springs High. Photo courtesy of Griffin.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced on the field?

“My biggest challenge was hurting my hip. It was an extremely difficult time for me mentally. This taught me a lesson on persevering through difficult times. I can use these lessons on and off the field.”

Is there a certain player you try to model your game after?

“I model my game from three players: prime Antonio Brown, Jerry Jeudy, and Keenan Allen. All three of those guys have a different skillset so I try to takes of their game and apply it to mine.”

How do you stay physically fit outside of football?

“I run track. I am a 200 meter runner and I power-lift. It’s important to stay in shape, while getting stronger and faster for my upcoming season.”

What are you hoping to achieve in this upcoming season?

“I am aiming to be the leading receiver in Louisiana while also helping my school win however I can.”

What is your end goal for your football career?

“My end goal is to become a professional, perform well as a professional, and retire among the greats.”

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned playing football?

“There is no elevator to greatness.”

How do you prepare for big games?

“I pray; it’s imperative to do so. I am a strong believer in Christ and he is who strengthens me. Other than that, I listen to music while visualizing myself making a big play.”

Lastly, who is the biggest role model in your life?

“My biggest role models are my parents. They inspire me to become the best version of myself, not only as a football player but also as a young adult.”

Heisman Griffin is a projected starter next season for Liberty Magnet. He’s hoping to rebound from his injury and have a productive season for the Patriots.

Photo courtesy of Heisman Griffin.