Posted On: 08/12/20 7:46 PM

When you’re 6-foot-3, run the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and have a 3.5 GPA, chances are college coaches are going to find you, regardless of where you live.

For 2021 Carlsbad WR/DB Jaret Griffin, the recruiting process is still in the early stages. Sure, FCS Northern Arizona and D-II West Texas A&M have expressed interest and doing their due diligence, but Griffin has yet to receive an offer, making him arguably New Mexico’s most under-the-radar prospect.

Carlsbad receivers coach Michael Desmond, who also trains athletes and , describes Griffin as a classic yet all too familiar example of a New Mexico prospect being overlooked because of where they live.

"It’s tough to really recruit this state,” Desmond said. “It’s so much easier to recruit a place like Phoenix where you have so many high schools close together. In New Mexico, everything is so spread out. It’s costly for schools to come here and recruit one kid. And the lack of a youth program here to develop players (is key). There’s no Pop Warner, nothing where they go compete for a national title.”

Three Carlsbad receivers from last season are now playing at the next level: Jonathan Galindo (NMMI), Shamar

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