Griffey: 'I'd have gone to Michigan' for football
Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. had more football offers than baseball coming out of Moeller High in Cincinnati and clearly made an outstanding career choice.
But what if …
During a conversation Tuesday on the "Dan Patrick Show," Griffey said had he decided to play football, he would have gone – not to Ohio State as Patrick kept asking – but to Michigan and followed one of his Moeller teammates there.
“I’d have probably gone to Michigan only because one of my friends Vada Murray, who passed away, went to Michigan,” Griffey said on the show. “As a freshman and sophomore he was my big brother at Moeller.”
Patrick twice asked Griffey how good he was at football, and Griffey, a receiver in high school, both times responded: “I had more football offers than baseball.”
Patrick asked if he had an Ohio State offer, and Griffey said he did not, but Oklahoma had offered. He was asked if he would have played at Ohio State and responded that he had a brother who played football for the Buckeyes.
“I got a chance to go up there and watch the battle between Ohio State and Michigan,” Griffey said.