Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:55 am
By C. Trent Rosecrans
You want to feel old?
Trey Griffey -- son of Ken Griffey Jr. and grandson of Ken Griffey -- has made a verbal commitment to play football at the University of Arizona.
That's right, The Kid's kid, is old enough to play college football.
Ken Griffey Jr. texted CBSSports.com with the news Monday night, joking that the scholarship will save him a little dough.
The youngest Griffey is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver that set records at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando this past season. Griffey caught 74 passes for 970 yards this past season, his only season at Dr. Phillips, both school records. He also had a 13-catch, 188-yard night to break the school's single-game records, held by Florida State wide receiver Kenny Shaw and Alabama running back Dee Hart, respectively. He was also selected to play at the Under Armour All-American Game earlier this month.
Griffey was also recruited by Arizona State, Iowa State, Michigan State and Washington State.
Trey Griffey isn't the last Griffey you'll be hearing from in sports -- Ken's daughter, Taryn, led her team to a state basketball championship last year as a freshman and is already considered one of the top recruits for the Class of 2014. Taryn Griffey recently broke a Dr. Phillips record with nine 3-pointers -- on just nine attempts. The future Hall of Famer also brags about the speed and elusiveness of his youngest, Tevin, who is also a standout on the football field, but also has the most interest in baseball of the three Griffey kids.
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