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Old 01-17-2013, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hardin Valley pitcher Will Neely commits to Tennessee

Hardin Valley pitcher Will Neely commits to Tennessee Knoxville News Sentinel
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it common for baseball players to commit this early?
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is it common for baseball players to commit this early?
Not really - but becoming more so. Especially when the program, or in this case, the coaching staff is proven.

If Will keeps progressing he may have to weigh a lucrative pro contract versus UT.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes and getting more so. Really good get!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well all righty then. Looks like we will see in 3 more years what this kid can do. His fastball clocked at 92 mph now can only get better later on. Him being only 5'10" & 150#'s he'll have some more growing to do & add some more weight to that frame...should be a great addition to the club. Article says that GA & KY are looking at him also. We'll see if he holds true to his commitment.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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He will.....no doubt!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I like that they offered him early. Congrats Will Neely, look forward to watching you play!: fireworks:
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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For Anybody that doesn't follow baseball recruiting but does football, this is like a four star top 100 player in the country committing. Perfectgame has him rated in the top 100.
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The more elite the talent, the earlier they get recruited. That's why when Serrano was hired in June of 2011, it was already too late to put together great recruiting classes for either 2012 or 2013 high school graduates. It's also why he had to recruit so many JUCO transfers.

Obviously, the early commits carry risks of going pro, not keeping up with the grades, getting hurt, hitting plateaus, and changing minds--but you have to take a few chances to get this level talent. Very few sophomores throw this hard.

I recently read that Serrano now has 4 Top 100's committed for 2015. That's huge!

If he can get past these next few rocky years and sustain that kind of excellence in recruiting, things will look very bright.
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The more elite the talent, the earlier they get recruited. That's why when Serrano was hired in June of 2011, it was already too late to put together great recruiting classes for either 2012 or 2013 high school graduates. It's also why he had to recruit so many JUCO transfers.

Obviously, the early commits carry risks of going pro, not keeping up with the grades, getting hurt, hitting plateaus, and changing minds--but you have to take a few chances to get this level talent. Very few sophomores throw this hard.

I recently read that Serrano now has 4 Top 100's committed for 2015. That's huge!

If he can get past these next few rocky years and sustain that kind of excellence in recruiting, things will look very bright.
Who are the 4??
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How old is this kid? From the photo, he looks about 30.
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Who are the 4??
The only other name I know is Chris Betts.
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The only other name I know is Chris Betts.
The lane kid might be in the top 100 as well. Good looking start to that class for sure
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The lane kid might be in the top 100 as well. Good looking start to that class for sure
Maybe. I'm too cheap to pay the big PG subscription fee to find out.
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Maybe. I'm too cheap to pay the big PG subscription fee to find out.
It's cheaper to share passwords!! Lol
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