Rich Campbell of the Washington Times has been all over the place while in Waco for Robert Griffin III's Pro Day exercises, and he saved the very best story about the Heisman-winning quarterback for last.
It seems that Robert was planning to propose to his girlfriend under a certain tree. But when a thunderstorm put the kibosh on that, he and his family moved to Plan B: the very practice facility where Griffin showed off his talents for various scouts and media Wednesday.
Over to you, Mrs. Griffin (after the jump):
"I happened to be driving past here, and I saw that the facility lights were on. The whole time I was driving around going, ‘God, please give me a plan.’ I came in here and they were showing recruits the facility."
The coach told me, he said, ‘Mrs. Griffin, what’s going on?’ I said, ‘I think I need to use the facility,’ but I couldn’t tell him what it was for. I said, ‘I need to use the facility for a few minutes. Is that OK?’ He said, ‘Well, as long as you finish by the time we get back in here.’ I ran around him like a little chicken with my head cut off, putting everything together."
For the record, "everything" included setting up battery-operated candles and putting one of Griffin's guitar-strumming teammates up in a camera perch so that he could play a song Robert wrote for his girlfriend, Rebecca Liddicoat.
Back to you, Mrs. Griffin:
"He walked her to the circle. She couldn’t see. We had it dark in here. When they got close to the BU [midfield logo], we all hit our candles and it came on. She was like, ‘What is this?’ And he got on one knee ... By the time we did all that, [the coach and the recruits] came back in and they said, ‘Mrs. Griffin, we’ve got to cut the lights off and leave.’ I said, ‘We’re finished.’ They asked, ‘What are y’all doing in here.’ They didn’t know."
Great stuff all the way around, and we urge you to read the whole thing.