Trey Griffey, the son of former MLB great Ken Griffey Jr., has verbally committed to Arizona to play football for Rich Rodriguez, according to the Orlando Sentinel on Monday.
“My parents said, ‘It’s up to you, you got to do what you want to do … what you feel is right,’ ” Trey Griffey told the Orlando Sentinel. “I’m going to the University of Arizona. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
Trey, a 6-foot-2 three-star wide receiver at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, reportedly chose the Wildcats over Iowa State, UCLA, Michigan State, Washington State and many other smaller schools.
While he played baseball when he was younger, Griffey gravitated toward the gridiron, where he could make his own mark. He quit baseball six years ago, and it allowed him to reach his dream of playing Division I football.
“Baseball will always be in my genes,” Griffey said earlier in an interview with ESPN. “I’ll always know a lot about it because of my father and grandfather. But I don’t really have the love for it that I do for football.”
In his senior year, Trey Griffey set multiple single season records including most passes caught (74) and most receiving yards (970). He also set single game school records for passes caught (13) and receiving yards (188) on senior night.
Here are some of his highlights as a high school athlete:
Here is a clip from ESPN in which Trey Griffey talks about the recruitment process as well as his dad’s background in football and how it helped him in his career.
via Bleacher Report