Safety Stephen Griffin is transferring to NC State after two seasons at Tennessee.
Griffin, a Charlotte native, was a contributor for Tennessee during his two seasons in Knoxville.
Last season, he made one start and played in 11 games, racking up 13 tackles, two pass break-ups, and a forced fumble.
As a true freshman, he picked up five tackles, including one tackle for loss, in eight game.
Now, he’ll be a member of Dave Doeren’s Wolfpack. The NC State head coach made it official today.
“We’re very excited to welcome Stephen to the Wolfpack family,” said Doeren. “We recruited him in high school at South Meck and wanted him here then. He comes from a great family and adds another top in-state player from the Charlotte area to our roster.”
As a recruit, Griffin was a three-star player, and the No. 53 safety in the country. 247Sports ranked him as the No. 26 player in the state of North Carolina.
He comes from a strong football family, as well. Steve Griffin, Stephen’s father, starred for Clemson in the 1980s and played a year for the Atlanta Falcons.
Griffin will begin his NC State career as a redshirt junior in 2018, after using his redshirt this year as a transfer.