Warren G's Son Olaijah Griffin Commits to Play Football for UCLA
"He built his own stage," the "Regulate" rapper tweets about his son's signing.
Talent runs deep in the Griffin household. While Olaijah Griffin, the son of rapper and hip-hop producer Warren G, hasn't followed in his father's musical footsteps, he has found success on the football field. The high school senior has just committed to play as a cornerback for the UCLA Bruins football team.
In a tweet posted July 30, Griffin writes, "First [off] I wanna thank God for blessing me with the talent to be able to play the game of football. Also wanna thank my family and friends for being with me throughout the recruiting process and helping me make my final decisions." And on Monday, he confirmed he chose the Bruins:
All Gas No Brakes! pic.twitter.com/sYBM0UXWdV— G-CHILD (@OlaijahGriffin) July 31, 2017
Warren G followed up Tuesday (Aug. 1) with this proud-dad tweet:
love to everyone who showed love for my son @OlaijahGriffin he built his own stage and I'm a dad supporting my son he made his name his self— Warren G (@regulator) August 1, 2017
Griffin's commitment to play D1 doesn't come as a surprise to his father. In an interview with TMZ last year, Warren G mentions the countless colleges looking to recruit his son. "Just because I'm a rapper doesn't mean I can't be a dad," he said at the time. "All I can do is just tell him to be the best athlete he can be."
Watch Warren G talk about his son's football career below: