Former Oregon top recruit, Taj Griffin, transferring to Division II school

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Taj Griffin was one of the most highly coveted running backs of the 2015 college football recruiting season.

According to Rivals.com, Griffin was the No. 1-ranked all-purpose back that year. The four-star recruit from Powder Springs in Georgia also ranked No. 70 overall nationally.

After a solid freshman season that saw him go for 732 total yards at a clip of 8.4 yards per touch, Griffin fell off the map in Eugene. It was primarily due to a whole host of injuries.

The redshirt senior has now decided to move on from Oregon and will reportedly transfer to Central Oklahoma.

This could be Griffin’s way of going up against lesser competition in hopes of catching the eye of NFL teams heading into the 2020 draft season.

Griffin received offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame and Ohio State, among others, before ultimately deciding on the Ducks. There certainly is some untapped potential here.