Warren G lit up my freshman year of high school with his smash hit “Regulate” and now he has become the latest in a long line of rappers whose son is set to be a high-level college athlete. The rapper’s full name is Warren Griffin and his son is four-star defensive back Olaijah Griffin.
The younger Griffin plays at Mission Viejo High School in California, will graduate in 2018 and already holds offers from UCLA, Oregon, Cal and Colorado State. He claims Florida State would be his dream offer because he idolized Deon Sanders. He is also hoping Clemson and Texas A&M offer, but his family were fans of USC growing up.
Warren G is the step-brother of Andre Young, better known to the world as Dr. Dre. Along with fellow producer Jimmy Iovine, “Dre” donated $70 million endowment to USC to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. So Griffin and his family obviously have deep ties to the school, which may make it difficult to turn down an offer if the Trojans come calling.
In recent years we’ve seen Master P, Snoop Dogg and
P Diddy Diddy Puff Daddy Puffy Sean Combs produce sons who got scholarships for major college sports. None of those kids have become superstars – in fact most of those situations wound up being disastrous – but it’s impressive nonetheless.
Based on scouting reports, it appears that Warren G may have produced the best athlete of that bunch. In fact, Olaijah may be the best thing Warren has turned out since “Regulate.”