Three Fail To Qualify

Xavier Griffin

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- NC State head coach Tom O'Brien announced today that three 2012 signees failed to qualify academically for enrollment.

NC State head coach Tom O'Brien announced today that 2012 signees Xavier Griffin, Tyler Knox, and Desmond Owino failed to qualify academically for enrollment.

Griffin, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver from Newark, Delaware, was expected to contend for playing time as a true freshman. He helped lead Newark (DE) High School to a 12-1 record as a senior from his wide receiver position where he earned first-team all-state honors. O'Brien said he'll be attending prep school.

Knox, a 6-foot-4 defensive end from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was named MVP in South Carolina's North-South Game and he will attend junior college according to O'Brien.

Owino, a 6-foot-5 defensive end from Raleigh, North Carolina, played just one season of football for Sanderson (NC) High School, and O'Brien said he'll be attending prep school.

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