Made only one appearance during his freshman season...Worked one inning on March 3 vs. Radford...Allowed one run on one hit while walking two...Finished season with 9.00 ERA.
Graduated from University School of Jackson (USJ) in Jackson, Tenn., where he was coached by Brad Dyer, played on the varsity baseball team for five years and was a four-year teammate of current Vols outfielder Josh Liles ... Compiled a remarkable 53-3 record in high school ... Led the Bruins to district, regional and sectional championships as a senior in 2008 while compiling a 9-1 record ... As a junior in 2007, he posted a record of 14-1 with 109 strikeouts and a 1.87 ERA ... Offensively in 2007, he hit .413 with six home runs and 53 RBI ... Went 10-2 as a sophomore in 2006 with a 1.67 ERA ... Posted an 11-0 record as a freshman in 2005 and earned the win in the Class A state championship game ... Tied a TSSAA record in 2005 with two home runs in a state tournament game (vs. Friendship Christian) ... Also played for the Bruins varsity squad as an eighth grader ...Was a four-time Class A All-State selection and also earned multiple All-Region and All-District honors ... Helped lead USJ to state runner up finishes as a sophomore and junior ... Earned the Jackson Sun's All- West Tennessee Spring Sports Award in 2007 and was named to the Jackson Sun's All-West Tennessee Team multiple times ... Played Connie Mack summer ball with the Memphis Tigers, who advanced to the Southeast regional final in 2007 ... In the fall of 2007, he played in the Perfect Game World Series in Jupiter, Fla., as a member of the Ohio Warhawks.
Full name is Clayton Wayne Gant ... Born April 27, 1989, in Jackson, Tenn. ... Son of Tony and Gloria Gant ... Academic major: Sociology.