Trey Griffey, the son of Major League Baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr., accepted a scholarship offer to play football at Arizona on Monday. Trey Griffey, who is 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, selected the Wildcats over scholarship offers from Iowa State, Michigan State, Washington State and other smaller schools.
Griffey, a senior at Orlando Dr. Phillips High School, is ranked by ESPN as the No. 145 player in the state of Florida and the No. 96 receiver in the nation. Griffey saw his stock rise considerably after impressing at the recent Under Armour All-America Game.
While he played baseball when he was younger, Griffey gravitated toward football, 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. "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."