'11 College Signings




3 more Mauldin Athletes signed to compete in college. Baseball players Brandon Dyer (Coker College), Steve Byerly (USC Sumter), Pete Wilkes (Methodist University)! Congratulations!

Congratulations to Mauldin Lacrosse standout Brandon Bora who signed a national letter of intent to continue his career at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia.

photo credit Gwinn Davis Tribune Times



Mauldin baseball standout Ranz Bodison signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at Presbyterian College. Looking on were Ranz Dad, Richard Bodison, family friend, Liane Dubois, Principal Ann Miller and Athletic Director Steve Frady. Bodison has been with the Mauldin baseball program for four years. Bodison see most of his duty at second base, but also plays shortstop and the outfield.


Congratulations to Mauldin senior Heather Granger who signed her National Letter of Intent to play college volleyball for the

University of South Carolina Aiken!

photo credit Gwinn Davis

photo credit Mrs. Granger


Congratulations to Mauldin senior Dana Landers who signed her National Letter of Intent to play college softball for the

University of South Carolina Upstate!


Mauldin's Ryan Norton commits to Tigers


Mauldin's Ryan Norton commits to Tigers

by David Hood -- Senior Writer

Norton selected the Tigers over Georgia Tech and South Carolina.

Mauldin High School’s Ryan Norton was with his mom and dad getting ready to eat hot dogs following the Mavericks’ spring game on Friday, and figured there was no time like the present to give Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney a call and let him know that he was going to be a Clemson Tiger.

“I knew for a while that it would be hard to beat Clemson,” Norton said late Friday. “Tonight, I just had that gut feeling that I wanted to go ahead and commit because Clemson is just the best fit for me. Coach Swinney was very excited and welcomed me into the Clemson family.”

Norton (6-4, 275) is considered the top center prospect in the state, and will more than likely play on the interior in college. He was also considering Georgia Tech and South Carolina.

Norton said that being able to make such a huge decision with family and friends around made it even better.

“They were all excited,” he said. “They knew I really liked Clemson and they were all congratulating me and stuff. I wanted to go ahead and commit now because from now on I just want to focus on my team, and I don’t want anything else on my mind. But I am very excited to be a Clemson Tiger.”

Lee Taylor, Norton’s position coach at Mauldin, said it is always gratifying to see one of his players earn a trip to the next level.

“As a coach, any time a kid goes off to college to play, you just feel good for the kid,” Taylor said. “We had Taylor Hudson go off to East Carolina last year, and to see Ryan go to Clemson is awesome, especially in seeing where he has come from since he was a 9th-grader. He was playing the C Team, and he never played junior varsity, and then as a 10th grader was thrown onto the varsity. It is really fulfilling to me to see him commit to such a great program.”

Taylor said the fact that the Clemson coaches kept in contact with Norton almost from the beginning made a huge difference.

“He weighed a lot of other schools, but Clemson showed a lot of interest and took care of him from the beginning,” Taylor said. “He got along with the coaches, and I think staying home was important to him. The coaches also did a great job of staying on him, and letting him know they were interested in him.”

Norton selected the Tigers over Georgia Tech and South Carolina.