One reason the Gamecocks of South Carolina had a Top 25 Signing Class—in addition to it being the biggest we’ve come across with NINE signees!—was because of the pickup of in-state standout infielder Kylee Gleason.
Kylee is a power-hitting slapper who coaches say has one of the best mental approaches and IQ at the plate for what she does.
This summer, playing with the South Carolina Elite team coached by Tony Genovese, the current senior batted .487 with a .510 on-base percentage against some of the top club teams in the nation.
As a junior, Kylee earned 1st Team All-State honors and her third All-Region selection in a row after batting a remarkable .683 with a .733 on-base percentage and also driving in 23 runs in 25 games. And she used her great speed to not only get on base but to steal 36 bases in 38 attempts.
Here’s a nice video piece done by WJCL News interviewing Kylee:
… and her official Twitter announced released by South Carolina:
Player Name: KYLEE GLEASON
Club Team: South Carolina Elite - Genovese
High School (City/State): May River (Bluffton, South Carolina)
Position(s): Middle Infielder
College: South Carolina
Where did you sign your Letter of Intent?
I signed my letter of intent at my high school, May River High.
Was it a big occasion or more low-key?
It was in front of my school.
Will did you do to celebrate the big day?
We had friends and family over for dinner to help celebrate.
What date did you actually commit to the Cavaliers and how long ago was it?
I committed on October 7, 2017, a little over two years ago.
What highlight stands out to you about the recruiting process?
What stood out was the excitement of being able to play in front of my idol college coaches.
What was the “aha” moment when you knew the program was the right one for you?
It was when I went on my first official visit, connecting with the coaches, the current players, and how amazing the campus is on game day.
What did signing with your dream school mean to you personally and to those who’ve been part of your success (family, coaches, teammates, etc.)?
For me to be able to sign to my dream school, USC, feels amazing because all of my hard work and dedication to not only softball, but to my schoolwork. It’s all been worth it because of the amazing award of being able to play at a SEC school. To those who have helped me with my success, me signing with USC, really shows that all of their support has helped me get where I am today.
How much gear/product do you have of your future school?
I have tons of sweatshirts, shirts, sweatpants, blankets, and even visors!
What’s next for you and your softball plans this upcoming year?
Next for me is to work hard to earn a starting position at USC and make a name for myself while I am a senior.