Athlete of the Week: Grant Holmes, Conway High School

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Grant Holmes' future is fairly certain, but the destination? Still unknown. When you can touch triple digits on a radar gun though, people take notice - and he could be selected as early as the first round in this summer's MLB Draft.

"He is probably the most humble kid I've ever coached," said his coach, Conway's Anthony Carroll. "And all the attention he gets doesn't affect him."

And there is lots of attention. Though that has just made Grant world harder.

"[I've] been working on my change-up," Holmes said. "My off speed, and getting more command [on it]."

Another sign of his true athleticism? Not getting rattled when the scouts come out to watch him pitch.

"I've kind of gotten used to it with all the scouts," explained Holmes. "Being at the games and the big tournaments over the summer, I'm kind of immune to it."

While his high school career will end this weekend, he knows he wouldn't be in this position if not for his time as a Tiger.

"It's kind of bittersweet, but you know, I just kind of take it one day at a time, and just have fun doing what I do," said Holmes.

"I'm just totally excited for him and happy that he's been a part of Conway baseball," said Carroll.

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