Griffey making own legacy

Trey Griffey may have a familiar last name, but he is working hard to make his own legacy. Read on to see how he is doing that, what player has helped the most, and more.

Receivers will always have a place in the spread offense. It is designed to open up the field and let players make big plays. With the spread option, the run game has an extra fold, but passing is still important. That was why it was important for Rich Rodriguez to recruit a few receivers in his first class at Arizona.

Wide receiver Trey Griffey may be the most widely known name from the 2012 Arizona recruiting class. Trey, son of former baseball star Ken Griffey, Jr., recently completed his first fall camp with the Wildcats and has experienced a few trials and tribulations that come with college football.

"It's going pretty well; it's camp," Griffey said. "You don't really know what's going to happen in camp going in, so you're going to have ups and downs, good days and bad days. Everybody is going to have them."

Griffey had a good relationship with the coaches before getting to campus and is excited with their coaching style.

Many of the coaches have been said to want every drill to be perfect and the freshman agrees with the philosophy.

"The coaches have held their ground all throughout camp," Griffey said. "You can't really soften up right before the season. Everyone has been the same since the first day.

"They've been honest with everything, especially the little things. Those little things make a big difference."

Earlier in the camp, the team took the annual trip to Ft. Huachuca in Sierra Vista. It was Griffey's first trip and he came away with positive impressions.

"I really enjoyed the trip to Sierra Vista," he said. "It was a great team bonding experience. There weren't any distractions, just football, and that was good for us."

What has Griffey been most impressed with during his first college camp?

"The leadership of the seniors has really stood out to me," he said. "The seniors have shown everybody the ropes and what needs to be done and what's expected of us."

Griffey admits that he wasn't sure what to expect when practices opened, but was well prepared due to the help of a few of his teammates.

"Matt (Scott) definitely helped me out over the summer," Griffey said. Dan Buckner and Terrence Miller had been helping me get prepared over the summer.

"Dan Buckner was helping me with releases and where to line up and everything. Matt helped me with the routes and the signals for different things.

"They've been in the college system for a long time. Only one spring with Coach Rodriguez, but they still have a lot of experience to pass on."

Buckner also spoke highly of Griffey and their workouts over the summer.

"Being a fifth year senior, I can remember when I first got on campus and I was lost," Buckner said. "It was my first time away from home and by myself.

"I've been through the drills and the process, so when I see a teammate who looks a little lost or doesn't quite know what's going on, I'm going to help."


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