Trey Griffey is trying to make his name in a sport other than the one played by his famous father, and he will be doing so with the Arizona Wildcats.
Griffey, the son of the future Baseball Hall of Fame Ken Griffey Jr., committed to Arizona on Monday night, according to all the major recruiting services, after taking an official visit last weekend.
“At first, all I wanted to do was play baseball,” Trey told the USA Today earlier this month, while preparing for the Under Armour All-America Game.
“But as I got older, my dad told me, ‘You have to choose the sport you want to play.’ I said I want to play football. Once I turned 11, I was done with baseball.”
Griffey (6-2, 190) was a modest prospect in football after transferring from West Orange High in Winter Garden, Fla., to nearby Dr. Phillips High last year. He had a breakout season as a receiver for the powerhouse program, setting school records with 72 catches for 970 yards.