Meet the Class of 2020 Spring Athletes: Jerred Dalton Griffith

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Baseball, Colleton Prep Academy

Son of Heath and Jada Griffith of Cottageville

Position: Outfield

Planning to play in college? No

GPA: 4.8

Future aspirations? I plan to attend the University of South Carolina Beaufort in the fall.

Intended field of study? Business

Academic Honors: National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society

Athletic Honors: SCISA AA Baseball State Runner-Ups (2019)

What other sports have you played? Basketball and football.

At what age did you begin playing baseball? I have been playing baseball since I was four years old.

What one word describes you? Cottageville.

Who was your favorite teacher and why? I do not have a favorite. They have all influenced me in different ways to shape me into the person I am today.

How has athletics made you a better student? You must put the same effort into everything, on and off the field.

Fondest memory in your athletic career? My proudest moment was catching the game with my twin brother, Charlton, who was the closing pitcher against Williamsburg Academy to take us to the SCISA State Playoffs last season.

If your high school athletic career were a movie, what one song would be on the soundtrack? Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? “Sometimes the best thing is within arm’s reach.” — My Dad.

If you could ask our President one question, what would it be? Do you ever get lost in the White House?

Favorite thing about self-distancing during COVID-19? Spending extra time with my new puppy Yokum.

Top-5 must haves while self-distancing? Yokum, my truck, my boat, Netflix and sweet tea.

It is Senior Night. Ready, set, go. I’ve grown up playing baseball with all these boys and I consider them to be my family. This team knows how to get things done, especially under pressure. I have loved every minute of the ride with this team and my CPA family!

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