Blythewood senior Grayson Greiner signed a scholarship offer to play baseball at the University of South Carolina for head coach Ray Tanner. Greiner, son of Mark and Karen Greiner, gave a verbal commitment to Gamecocks in January, 2008 and honored that commitment today, signing the scholarship letter.
Enrolling at South Carolina will carry on a family tradition, as Greiner’s father, Mark, played basketball for the Gamecocks under legendary coach Frank McGuire 1972-1976.
Greiner has been a member of the Blythewood Baseball program under head coach Barry Mizzell since the school’s inaugural season in 2006. In that time, Greiner has been an outstanding performer, batting .408 for his career. Entering his senior season, he has driven in 99 runs and hit 18 home runs. Greiner has been recognized as an All-Region performer each of the last three seasons (2008-2010). Greiner was named to All-State teams each of the last two seasons (2009-2010) by South Carolina Diamond Prospects and was an All-State selection by the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association in 2010.
Greiner was recently rated as the 89th best player in the nation by PGCrosschecker, a national scouting service. The senior was ranked the ninth best catcher in the nation and the third-ranked prospect in the state of South Carolina.
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As outstanding as Greiner has been on the baseball diamond, he has been equally as stellar in the classroom. Greiner currently has a 4.372 grade point average and ranks 18th in his senior class of 443.