Rebels add Oregon State transfer running back Jamious “Jam” Griffin; former four-star adds immediate depth this fall
OXFORD, Miss. — The Rebels are indeed living life in the fast lane when it comes to the transfer portal as Oregon State graduate transfer running back Jamious “Jam” Griffin entered the portal on Thursday and quickly became an Ole Miss Rebel on Friday.
He will arrive in Oxford soon as a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility.
The former four-star recruit in the class of 2019 took to social media on Friday evening to share that he would be the next to transfer to the ‘Sip.
Switching my lane like I’m Kiffin📈🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/fVgpMDmryk
— Jam (@J_Griffin_6) August 4, 2023
Griffin, who brings immediate depth to the running back room, was rated the No. 25 running back in the country in the class of 2019, ultimately choosing Georgia Tech over offers from Ole Miss, Florida State, South Carolina, Auburn, Miami, Louisville and others.
If you thought the talented quarterback room in Oxford was going to be the only talk of the town, think again. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Griffin out of Rome, Georgia brings experience and athleticism to a very strong running back room.
He will join All-SEC and school record-holder Quinshon Judkins, Ulysses Bentley IV and true freshman Kedrick Reescano.
Last season out in Corvallis, Griffin rushed for 488 yards and notched four touchdowns for the Beavers.
— Jam (@J_Griffin_6) June 15, 2023
— Go Beavs (@GoBeavvs) December 18, 2022
Prior to his time at Oregon State, Griffin spent three seasons at Georgia Tech where he saw action in 21 games. During his time with the Yellow Jackets, he tallied 91 rush attempts for 377 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Two of his most most notable performances came during the 2020 season where he caught 6 passes for 72 yards and scored rushing touchdowns against Syracuse and Louisville.
Griffin brings with him a proven track record, not just with his collegiate career but also during his time at Rome (Georgia) High School where he was named both the Georgia Gatorade Player of the year and 5A Offensive Player of the Year.
As a senior, he rushed for 2,815 yards, the fifth-highest single-season total in Georgia history, on 288 carries with 38 touchdowns. He ran for an impressive 6,400 yards on 781 carries for 104 touchdowns over the course of his prep career.
The versatile Griffin also hauled in 40 receptions for 563 yards and seven touchdowns before finishing his high-school career with 7,569 all-purpose yards and 113 total touchdowns.
— Oregon State Football (@BeaverFootball) September 18, 2022
Welcome to Ole Miss, Jam!
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.