ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Chase Griffin is a 13-year-old prodigy in every sense of the word. He's a 99th-percentile test-taker and chamber orchestra violinist who's already plotting to one day run a water purification startup, then maybe run for president.
But he'd rather be a quarterback. The eighth-grader's passion for passing has become a blossoming fascination in the past two years. Luckily for Griffin, he has friends in high places ensuring he maximizes his on-field potential.