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Clemson commitment a dream come true for Reid

After impressing in The Palmetto Games at South Carolina’s Founders Park over the weekend, class of 2019 infielder Regan Reid was invited to visit Clemson by head coach Monte Lee.

Reid made the visit on Monday, and it resulted in him giving a verbal commitment to Lee and the Tigers.

“Coach Lee was (at The Palmetto Games), and I gave him a phone call and he asked me if I’d like to come on campus today,” Reid told The Clemson Insider shortly after his commitment. “I came on campus, and the rest is history. I’m a Tiger.”

Reid has also drawn substantial interest from Coastal Carolina and Furman, but Clemson is the dream school for the local standout from nearby Anderson (S.C.) T.L. Hanna High School.

“Growing up in Anderson, a neighboring city, Clemson has always been the dream school,” Reid said. “My dad went to Clemson, my brother is at Clemson, and I just felt like that would be a home for me.”

Lee and assistant Bradley LeCroy were collectively a big factor in Reid’s decision.

“They were a huge part,” he said. “Going into (the visit) before I got on campus with them today, I was telling my parents how much I really enjoyed being around the coaching staff at the baseball fields. They’re really friendly, and they’re players’ coaches.”

As a sophomore last season, Reid hit .323 and earned All-Region honors in the 5A classification. He was also named to the 5A All-Diamond Prospects Team.

“The coaches really like the fact that I can hit really well as an infielder,” Reid said. “They think I can be successful at the next level hitting.”

Having the opportunity to play baseball at Clemson is certainly special for Reid, who lives just 30 minutes away from the campus.

“It feels really good knowing that I’ve been given the opportunity to make my town proud,” he said. “It just feels really good.”

At Clemson, Reid will join T.L. Hanna teammates and 2018 Clemson commits Jackson Lindley and James Parker.

 

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