For the average high school athlete, the trip to practice after school consists of a short walk from a classroom to a gym or field. For Georgia baseball freshman C.J. Smith, however, that trip was a 45-minute drive from his hometown of Royston, Georgia, to Westminster Christian Academy in Watkinsville.
Smith had to drive that distance in order to play high school baseball because he was home schooled his whole life. Well, almost his whole life.
“I went to preschool,” Smith said. “That was about it.”