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Arizona Wildcats recruiting visits: Griffey’s son, two Chaparral players

Coach Rich Rodriguez has eight high school prospects on campus this weekend, including one with a very famous father.

The recruitment of Trey Griffey, a wide receiver from Orlando, Fla., has heated up in recent weeks after his strong performance at the Under Armour All-America Game. He took an official visit to Arizona State last week.

He is the son of future baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

“Everybody says I chose football because I couldn’t live up to my dad’s standards,” Trey told our Gannett partner, USA Today, earlier this month.

“Let people talk. You know what you can do, but you also want to prove to other people who don’t want to believe in you, who believe you get here for other reasons, that you don’t earn it. We’re out here being All-Americans. You can’t tell who’s who.”

Griffey, rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247sports.com, made 72 catches for 970 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior.

Among others taking official recruiting visits to Arizona this weekend are defensive end Dylan Cozens and linebacker Cody Ippolito, both from Scottsdale Chaparral High School. Former Chaparral coach Charlie Ragle is now Arizona’s assistant director of football operations and liaison for high school relations.

Cozens and Ippolito are close with Chaparral star receiver Davonte’ Neal, who is scheduled to visit Arizona after Signing Day.

Dylan Cozens

Dylan Cozens dives to make a sack against Chandler Perry High School in November. Photo by Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic

Cozens, who had 7.5 sacks as a senior — his only year of high school football — already has visited Boise State, Washington, Missouri and Utah.

Other in-state recruits on campus this weekend are Javon Williams, a 6-5 receiver from Chandler High who is rated No. 227 in the nation by Rivals.com, and cornerback Jamar Allah from Phoenix North Canyon High. Allah earlier committed to Arizona State.

Also in Tucson this weekend is 6-2 defensive back Leo Thomas, who committed to Arizona in August. Thomas de-committed from the Wildcats when coach Mike Stoops was fired but is taking a second look.

Here is list of prospects visiting this weekend, compiled by WildcatSportsReport.com

CB Jamar Allah, Phoenix North Canyon High (committed to ASU)
TE Keoni Bush-Loo, Honolulu Kamehameha School
DE Dylan Cozens, Scottsdale Chaparral High
WR Trey Griffey, Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips High
LB Cody Ippolito, Scottsdale Chaparral High
LB Yamen Sanders, Culver City (Calif.) High
DB Leo Thomas, San Antonio Sam Houston High
WR Javon Williams, Chandler High

For more updates on recruiting news, go to TucsonCitizen.com partner, WildcatSportsReport.com. Most of the recruiting information is behind a pay wall, but you can take advantage of a free 30-day offer.

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