By Ben Enos
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 9:56 pm in East Bay Football.
Got some late-night football news to report. Campolindo athlete Griffin Piatt has orally committed to play at Cal next season as a preferred walk-on.
Piatt, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound receiver/defensive back, said his decision came down to Cal and UCLA. He said he might end up on either side of the ball.
“I thought since I grew up in the Bay Area, being part of Cal football would be an amazing experience,” Piatt said.
As a two-way star, Piatt was a big reason for Campolindo’s storybook run to the CIF Division II bowl game. He had 12 interceptions as a safety, but was also one of the best receivers in the area. He was also named DFAL MVP in basketball.
Piatt also said his ability to vie for playing time as a walk-on definitely played a role in his decision. Cal has made a habit lately of getting talented East Bay players to walk on, with Monte Vista wide receiver Bryce McGovern doing the same thing and playing as a freshman.