Tuesday, January 24, 2012
So, Arizona has apparently made a splash by getting a verbal commitment from the son of one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
To play football.
Trey Griffey, son of baseball great Ken Griffey, Jr. — and, yes, grandson of Ken Griffey Sr. — is a standout wide receiver from Florida, and plans to be part of new UA football Rich Rodriguez's first recruiting class.
The Griffeys join a growing list of 'celebrity' families whose offspring have selected Tucson for their ... continuing education. That distinguished list includes, but is not limited to, the children of:
Mind you, that list includes two kids known far more for their non-intercollegiate efforts (ahem, Nicole Richie and Kourtney Kardashian) than anything related to academics.
Nevertheless, the UA's acquisition of a Griffey should be considered a PR coup. Here's hoping he inherited dad's propensity for making diving catches.