The world of college sports is about to receive a fresh new talent with a classic pedigree. Marquis Grissom Jr., son of legendary MLB centerfielder Marquis Grissom, recently revealed his commitment to his college of choice.
With great excitement, Marquis Grissom Jr. announced his commitment to play baseball at Georgia Tech on January 11, 2019. His commitment to the Yellow Jackets follows a round of speculation as to his eventual college destination. Several top colleges were in the running, including UNC, Georgia State, Lipscomb, Eastern Kentucky, and Southern University.
In the end, Marquis chose Georgia Tech because, in his own words, “I did not want to go too far from home. I am very into computer science and software development. I love the City of Atlanta and I feel like at Georgia Tech…I can have the best athletic and academic career to improve myself.”
Marquis has committed to pitch for the Jackets, but there’s a possibility that he could be a two-way player at pitcher and outfield.
During his time at Counterpane School in Fayetteville, GA, Marquis racked up an impressive list of statistics and enduring memories. Perhaps his most notable moment as a high school athlete came in 2017 when he threw a no-hitter and hit a 3-run homer in the 3rd inning. This helped his team to a 3-0 victory…leading his team from the batter’s box and the mound.
Off the field, Marquis Grissom Jr. is known as a fun loving guy who has never missed an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. His favorite musicians are Lil’ Wayne and SOJA. He also enjoys bowling, basketball, and golf. Marquis is an academic achiever with a special aptitude for math.
It also should be noted that Marquis currently has the most fans on the Press Sports App. Check out these highlights from the videos that he’s posted on his profile (@marquisjr):
With his impressive pedigree, work ethic, and outstanding playing skills, Marquis is excited to follow in his father’s footsteps as he continues to play the game that he loves at Georgia Tech. His ultimate goal is, “Just to become the best player I can be and play at the highest level.” Marquis’s chances are good and things are looking up for him.