National Signing Day has become quite the spectacle over the years, as television coverage of high schoolers making their decision on where to play college football has grown into a legitimate event.
This year, with an early signing period back in December leading to many blue chips making their decisions official early, Wednesday wasn’t quite as anticipated in years past. That said, there were still plenty of highly coveted recruits that made their announcements on Wednesday and, as has become the norm, there were plenty of props used to spice up commitments.
Among the top players committing on Wednesday was Olaijah Griffin, a five-star corner on the 247 Sports Composite from Mission Viejo High School. Unless you’re a hardcore college football fan that keeps up with recruiting you probably aren’t very familiar with Griffin, but his dad is a different story. Griffin is the son of rap legend Warren G, who was on hand to help his son announce his commitment to USC by way of popping a balloon to make gold confetti fall out.
This is far from the most elaborate way a recruit can commit, but it’s still pretty great having your very famous father help by popping a balloon like it’s a baby gender reveal. Griffin will stay close to home at USC over going to Tennessee, considered the second closest to USC on his list, and is a big get for Clay Helton.
While right now he’s probably best known to a casual observer as “Warren G’s son” Griffin has all the talent to make his own name on the gridiron as he becomes a Trojan.