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Evans golfer Charles Griffin signs with Division I Alabama State

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During the summer, Evans golfer Charles Griffin won the 2013 Bill Dickey Invitational Tournament, giving him the chance to play in the 2013 Junior PGA Championship in Washington, D.C.

Charles Griffin: Evans High golfer will play for Alabama State, a Division I school.    SCOTT ROUCH/STAFF
Charles Griffin: Evans High golfer will play for Alabama State, a Division I school.

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Calling that sequence a confidence-booster, Griffin secured his collegiate future Wednesday, signing his letter of intent to play golf for Division I Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala.

“My summer was very important, it was a key factor in me getting my scholarship,” said Griffin who visited the campus in October.

Griffin had looked at Clemson University and North Carolina Central University, but once he visited the school, the die was cast.

“I went on my visit and immediately the coaching staff, the team, everybody they just took me in, it seemed as if they were family,” Griffin said.“The campus is beautiful, it’s great, everything is new. They have a great practice facility and I fell in love as soon as I stepped on campus.”

Evans golf head coach Bill Richey was happy for Griffin and is looking forward to what Griffin will do in his final season at the school.

“It’s a great day for Evans golf and it’s a great day for him,” said Richey. “He’s probably been the most steady golfer we’ve had here for a while. I expect big things out of him.”

The signing may have eased Griffin’s mind, but it won’t soften his focus.

“It will take a little pressure off, but I’ll work hard as always,” Griffin said.

It was a special day for his parents as well.

“This is awesome, it means that a dream came true for my son,” said Sabrina Griffin.

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