They’re not exactly the Three Musketeers or the Three Amigos, but Trey Griffey, Clive Georges and Jarrell Bennett spend a lot more time together than apart.
The three wide receivers — all redshirt freshmen in 2012 — are trying to find their respective roles on the Arizona Wildcats and make a strong impression this spring.
They all bring something different to the table (more on that later) and are determined to not only improve their game but help each other as well.
“The freshman class, if we want to play, we have to kick it up another level and we all get that,” said Griffey, the son of former MLB star Ken Griffey Jr. “We have to compete at every position. Being in the dorms together, we can tell each other what the others need to improve on. Jarrell will tell me something and I’ll tell Clive something.
“Another person’s perspective can really help out.”
As coach Rich Rodriguez has said a few times this spring, wide receiver is probably the team’s deepest position. Austin Hill, Tyler Slavin, David Richards, Garic Wharton, Terrence Miller and Johnny Jackson are all ahead of the three freshmen on the depth chart right now.
It gives Griffey, Georges and Bennett more time to develop and provides the Wildcats with depth if injuries strike during 2013.
“What I’ve seen the most is as they really grasp what we’re doing, they’re playing faster and look better,” receivers coach Tony Dews said. “You see the flashes and when they know what they’re doing, they look pretty darn good at times. When they don’t, they don’t.
“But, it’s been really good seeing them progress.”
Get a closer look at the three playmakers in Monday's Arizona Daily Star.