Clemson signee Tyler Krieger was selected Wednesday in the MLB draft with the 1061 pick by Seattle. It was a day the Northview standout had dreamed of but professional baseball will have to wait.
“It was cool. It was something I always dreamed of and worked towards. It was a big accomplishment, but I can’t wait to get to Clemson,” said Krieger.
Why did Tyler decide to go to Clemson?
“I was thinking about going early in the draft, but I told the teams my heart was in Clemson. It will be a chance to go to a great school, meet some great people and be part of a great team,” said Krieger.
Tyler has kept in touch with many of his future Clemson teammates over the past year.
“I talk all the time with Wales and Kevin. The whole class has a great relationship,” said Krieger.
The Tigers will bring in an outstanding class and expectations are high.
“It is going to be great. The sky is the limit. It will depend on how hard we want to work. I know I am going to do my best to lead and try to get everyone fired up and working hard. Our goal should be to win the national championship every year,” said Krieger.
Last weekend Tyler watched the Tigers battle South Carolina on television.
“It was exciting. I was mulling over pro ball and going to Clemson. How can you watch that and not want to be part of it? It was cool to watch. Clemson competed hard,” said Krieger.
In just two weeks the future Tiger infielder will move in at Clemson.
“I will be enrolling on June 24. We are all coming in to attend the second summer session,” said Krieger.