Former West Virginia head coach and current Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez will be coaching the son of a future MLB Hall of Famer. On Monday night, Trey Griffey, the son of former MLB baseball player Ken Griffey Jr., verbally committed to play football for the Arizona Wildcats, according to multiple reports.
Griffey chose the Wildcats over Iowa State, Michigan State, Washington State and many other smaller schools. The 6-foot-2 wide receiver made his official visit to Arizona over the weekend. Griffey goes to Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida and is ranked as a two-star prospect by Scout.com.
The future Wildcat says he’s happy with his decision.
“My parents said, ‘It’s up to you, you got to do what you want to do … what you feel is right,’ ” Griffey told the Orlando Sentinel. “I’m going to the University of Arizona. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
Even though baseball runs in the Griffey family, Trey did play baseball but realized his dream was to play on the grid iron instead of the diamond. Griffey quit baseball six years ago to pursue Division I football and it paid off.
The kid of the player known as "The Kid" didn’t earn a Division I scholarship because his name is Griffey. Trey set multiple single season receiving records at Dr. Phillips for passes caught (74) and receiving yards (970). He also set single game school records for passes caught (13) and receiving yards (188) on senior night.
Griffey will sign his letter of intent next Wednesday on National Signing Day.