Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
wide receiver Trey Griffey
knows most people will take one glance at his name and recognize his famous father...or grandfather. Of course, while Ken Griffey Jr. accomplished plenty in a Hall of Fame-caliber baseball career, the younger Griffey is looking to blaze his own trail in a different sport; he took the next step in doing so by committing to Arizona football late Monday night.
"My parents said, ‘It's up to you, you got to do what you want to do ... what you feel is right,'" Griffey told the Orlando Sentinel. "I'm going to the University of Arizona. It doesn't get any better than that."
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver recently competed with some of the best players in the country at the Under Armour All-American Game, and held a double-digit number of scholarship offers from programs across the country. Griffey has very good hands and is a savvy route runner with excellent ball control skills. He caught passes for most of his senior season from Boise State-bound quarterback Nick Patti. The talented pass catcher settled on new coach Rich Rodriguez and the Wildcats after taking an official visit to Tuscon over the weekend.
"I feel great … it was basically just the atmosphere and I loved everything about it," Griffey told the paper. "It was just a great, enjoyable trip to Tucson."
Griffey's commitment gives Arizona the program's 16th for the class of 2012, and third wide receiver, with National Signing Day just over a week away. He racked up almost 900 yards and 11 touchdowns receiving in addition to playing safety and returning kicks this past year.Get the latest on college football recruiting from CBSSports.com analyst Bryan Fischer. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanDFischer