Redshirt senior safety Isaiah Johnson picking up where he left off in 2012
Isaiah Johnson is rehabbing to be ready for his final season on the Flats.
Georgia Tech safety Lynn Griffin is enjoying Mother's Day a little more this year because Mom, Terri, is recovering nicely from surgery
Yellow Jackets have reason to be optimistic in 2013
Jemea Thomas' versatility, role and comfort level have grown at Georgia Tech
A speedy, athletic defensive back who should play a more prominent role in 2014... can play any position in the secondary but will get a look at cornerback... showed potential last season returning kickoffs.
2013 (redshirt freshman): Played in 12 games as a back-up in the secondary and a member of special teams... recorded nine tackles... returned eight kickoffs for 212 yards (26.5 ypa)... registered three solo tackles in his first collegiate game, vs. Elon (Aug. 31)... had two tackles at Duke (Sept. 14)... returned three kickoffs for 69 yards at Miami (Oct. 5)... had two kickoff returns for 80 yards including a long of 59 yards vs. Virginia (Oct. 26).
2012 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Trinity Christian HS... played for coach Verlon Dorminey... rushed 91 times for 654 yards (7.19 avg.) and 11 TDs as a senior... also had 52 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble... a Rivals three-star recruit and a Florida Times-Union Super 24 selection... earned all-district, all-state and All-First Coast Team as a senior... recorded 20 tackles in a game as a junior... had 13 tackles, an interception and 100 yards rushing in a game as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Lynn Darien Griffin, Jr... son of Lynn and Terri Griffin... born Sept. 2, 1994 in Jacksonville, Fla... has one sister, Tiara... his cousin Shawn Jefferson played at UCF and then in the NFL with the Oilers and the Lions and is now a coach with the Lions... cousin Keith Brown played at Miami and in the NFL... had two uncles, Lonnie Marks and Leonard Larramore, who both played in the NFL... once scored three touchdowns in a 30-second span in a Pop Warner game... a business administration major.