"bigger than Bryce Harper".
And you know what, after winning American Idol, touring with Brad Paisley and grabbing the American Country Awards' New Artist trophy...he might be so far.
But here's the best part...he's back on the bump, baby!
This past weekend, the now-high school senior took to the mound for the Garner Trojans and pitched a scoreless, no-hit seventh inning...and even struck out two!
"It feels good just to come out here and just get back on the field," McCreery told the News & Observer. "I thought my curveball worked well. But today was just about the team. I'm glad to help out the team in any way possible."
And even though he was watched by close to 30 million viewers during last May's finale of "American Idol", the 18-year-old crooner apparently hasn't let the fame get to his head...dude lent his help to cleaning up the field following the game.
"It means a lot to still be a part of this," McCreery said. "It's still playing with my friends, just being back home. I'm blessed to have this opportunity."
Next for McCreery? My guess would be graduation, but if you're looking to scratch that itch...check out his website for tour information.