Baseball Announces 2008 Signing Class

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The University of Tennessee baseball program has announced the signing of 12 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period, head coach Todd Raleigh announced Thursday. The 12 players come from seven states, 10 are from the high school ranks and two currently attend junior colleges. Nine of UT signees were ranked as one of the top 10 prospects in their state by PGcrosschecker.com.

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Here is the list:
Chad Bell LHP Knoxville, Tenn. (Walters State CC)
Nicholas Blount RHP Loganville, Ga. (South Gwinett)
Ryan Casteel C Cleveland, Tenn. (Bradley Central)
Christopher Fritts OF Houston, Texas (Cypress Ridge)
Andy Hillis RHP Brentwood, Tenn. (Brentwood)
Brandon King RHP Martinsburg, W.Va. (Martinsburg)
Jon Reed RHP Tulsa, Okla. (Tulsa Memorial)
Michael Theodore RHP Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Detroit Country Day School)
Alan Walden RHP Chattanooga, Tenn. (Red Bank)
Drew Steckenrider OF Lawrenceville, Ga. (Greater Atlanta Christian)
Cody Stubbs 1B Waynesville, N.C. (Tuscola)
Khayyan Norfork 2B/SS Ripley, Tenn. (Jackson St CC)

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Looks like a promising class. Lots of top pitchers nationwide. It was great to get the best pitcher in the state, especially since he is from Brentwood. A step in the right direction, considering the competition with Vanderbilt. I hope we can "put a fence around the state" in baseball: like Kiffin wants to do, and Pearl is doing. Vanderbilt has done very well with in state recruits (David Price, just to name one).

Go Vols!
 
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not too sure if steckenrider will ever step foot in knoxville, he's rated in the top 100 prospects along with davis morgado and hernadez
 
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why didnt we sign this kid? i saw where he was predicted to drafted 49th this year. we cant let our best in state players leave tennessee
 

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