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Robert Griffin III Recruited By Rival Coach

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 7, 2013 – 2:41 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

As history has written itself out already, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has had a spectacular football career dating back to his days at Copperas Cove High School in Texas.

If past production predicts future performance then Griffin III’s career trajectory could reach mind-blowing proportions. Of course nobody knows if that will indeed hold true, but he would have never gotten to the point his is at now if it weren’t for his playing days at Baylor University.

While Baylor will probably never get confused with the Alabamas and USCs of the world, Griffin III’s play did put the school, in the heart of the football crazed state of Texas, on the college football map. As his successful college career was playing out so too was Chip Kelly’s over 2,000 miles away at the University of Oregon.

Kelly’s innovative spread option system would have been the ideal fit for a quarterback with 4.4 speed and a cannon for an arm.  While Griffin III committed to Baylor early he was briefly recruited by Kelly, who had day dreams of him wearing one of Oregon’s 39 (may be lowballing that number) different jersey combinations.

In Chip Kelly’s conference call with the Washington D.C. media earlier this week, he recalled the moment.

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