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).