Trey Griffey, son of former baseball star Ken Griffey Jr., has decided to play football at Arizona State University this coming Fall. The young talent will play under the direction of Rich Rodriguez who previously coached for Michigan.
Trey and his parents are excited about his scholarship to Arizona. When asked about his parents’ reaction to the news by the Orlando Sentinel Trey said, “They’re just happy for me. They’re just happy about what I’ve accomplished this year and where I’m at now.” Trey’s father elaborated, “I’m very proud of the things he’s accomplished so far in his life, People, they think that because of his last name, it’s a cakewalk and it’s actually the opposite because people expect so much and before they even get a chance to know him, they are judging him. It’s the same way for Taryn and Tevin. He handles himself extremely well … and that’s the thing I’m most proud of.”
Griffey currently serves as receiver for the Dr. Phillips High School football team in Orlando, Florida. In addition to Arizona, Trey was offered an athletic scholarship by Michigan State University for his excellence in football.