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Ken Griffey Jr.’s son commits to play football at Arizona

Jan 24, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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In addition to being Ken Griffey Jr.’s son Trey Griffey is a high school All-American football player and the wide receiver from Orlando has committed to play for the University of Arizona and their new head coach, Rich Rodriguez.

Jason Kirk of SB Nation reports that Griffey chose Arizona over Arizona State and a handful of other fairly prominent schools.

He’s a 6-foot-1, 190-pound receiver and apparently broke a bunch of state records on the way to being considered a three-star recruit, so Griffey seemingly has a legitimate chance to be a college star and maybe even an NFL prospect.

In related news: We’re all getting really old.

  1. trevorb06 - Jan 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    I hope we see another Griffey in the MLB.

  2. illcomm - Jan 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Yes, old we are getting. Trey will be NFL bound soon enough, hopefully he doesn’t pull a Williams along the way like some other MLB connected kids.

  3. cur68 - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    I miss having a Griffey in Baseball but I’m glad the kid’s doing something different from his old man. I remember seeing that kid when he was a toddler and his old man was jacking baseballs out of parks all over the West Coast. Damn, I’m old.

  4. sportsdrenched.com - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    I remember watching a game where his old man, and his grand pappy went yard.

    • dohpey28 - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM

      they even went back-to-back.

  5. Kyle - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Great snag on the picture. Oh, The Kid.

  6. paperlions - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Hope this link works: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Trey-Griffey-123841;_ylt=Atsr.LuYeMWpBZxejNRV1NNIPZB4

    At the bottom of the list is Washington State, who offered him a scholarship….would have been cool to see him in a Mike Leach offense.

    • paperlions - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM

      You have to click “show all” to see a complete list of schools

  7. marshmallowsnake - Jan 24, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    I once rode a camel.

  8. tn16 - Jan 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    If he gets to he NFL his first TD celebration should be him hitting a home run

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