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Ryan Garvey Eyes Summer MLB Draft

The Palm Desert High School graduate says he wants to focus on baseball and plans to play at Riverside Community College instead of USC this spring.

Palm Desert High School graduate Ryan Garveyhas transferred to Riverside City College to focus on baseball with the hopes to enter the Major League amateur draft in June, according to reports.

Garvey, son of Dodger great Steve Garvey, attended USC on a baseball scholarship for one semester.

Ryan Garvey told MyDesert.com that he wants to spend more time on his game.

“I passed all my classes, I'm eligible, it was great, but I was studying from 9:30 to 6 every day and I was more worried about school than baseball, and my thing was to go there to play baseball,” Ryan told the website. “I love 'SC, it was one of my dream schools from the beginning, but my main goal is to be a professional baseball player and I felt I was more focused on school than sports.”

RCC baseball coach Dennis Rogers could not be immediately reached for comment.

Ryan Garvey has already been drafted once, but he gave up a 15th round pick in the Philadelphia Phillies farm system to attend USC.

While at Palm Desert, Garvey led in home runs (nine), RBIs (44), doubles (13) and runs (35).

Scott December 29, 2011 at 06:42 PM
It is a shame that he places such little value on an education that any one of 1000 students that were declined admission to USC would have given their eye teeth for. If he didn't want to put the time and energy into being a true student athlete he should have just bit the bullet last spring and accepted the MLB offer he received. Again an offer any one of 1000 prospective young athletes would have given anything for.

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