A quick look at WSU's depth chart heading into next season and it's obvious the Cougars have a lot to sort out at cornerback. Three true freshman played last season, joining Daquawn Brown and Charleston White on the active roster while Sebastian LaRue and Jeff Farrar redshirted. Things cleared up some on Monday with the word that freshman Kevin Griffin will transfer.
Griffin sat out most of the season, only to get inserted into the lineup late in the season. He played in three games and even started against Oregon State. Griffin tweeted that he'd received an offer from Cal Poly and Braulio Perez of Cougfan was able to confirm Griffin was indeed planning to transfer.
While losing depth is never an ideal situation, it's not a surprise that the Cougars had a young cornerback depart. Even if playing time didn't factor into Griffin's departure, eventually a depth chart is going to settle and some players are going to be on the outside looking in.
Because he burned his redshirt, Griffin will have three years of eligibility remaining, which he'll be able to use immediately at the FCS school.
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Freshman cornerback Kevin Griffin leaves WSU football program - Spokesman.com - Dec. 23, 2014
Freshman cornerback Kevin Griffin has left the Washington State football program and will transfer to another school to continue playing football. Griffin played in three games this past season and made his first and only start in WSU’s win at Oregon State. He finishes his career at WSU with two tackles.
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