Meet the Class of 2020 Spring Athletes: Grayson Riley Smoak


Golf, Colleton Prep Academy

Son of Kristie Long of Walterboro

GPA: 4.5.

Future aspirations? Tri-County Technical College Bridge to Clemson.

Intended field of study? Civil engineering.

Academic Honors: National Honor Society; South Carolina Boys’ State participant.

Athletic Honors: War Hawk Football – Coach’s Award; War Hawk Football All-Region Defensive Back; War Hawk Baseball – No Surrender Award; War Hawk Baseball – Most Improved.

What other sports have you played? Football, baseball and basketball.

At what age did you begin playing sports? I began playing sports at six years old.

What one word describes you? Outgoing.

Who was your favorite teacher(s) and why? Packy Burke because he is a good guy.

How has athletics made you a better student? Sports has improved my leadership skills.

Fondest memory in your athletic career? Winning the PRTC Bowl against Dorchester Academy during my senior season.

If your high school athletic career were a movie, what one song would be on the soundtrack? Five More Minutes.

Best advice you have been given? Own up to your mistakes.

If you could ask our president one question, what would it be? Do your regret becoming the president of the United States?

Sports hero? Peyton Manning

Favorite thing about self-distancing during COVID-19? No school!

Top-5 must haves while self-distancing? Food, water, cell phone, T.V. and my dog, Bella.

It is Senior Night. Ready, set, go. Your high school years will go by so quick, so do not take any of it for granted. Remember to have a little fun every now and then.


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