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Thursday - November 17, 2005

National Signing Day

According to Texas Baseball News magazine (as reported by the Statesman), the Longhorns have signed seven of the state's top 25 high school recruits. Quote:

The most-prized signees are pitchers Jordan Walden (Mansfield High) and Brandon Belt (Lufkin Hudson), though both could end up signing with major-league teams after being drafted in June.

The Longhorns lost second baseman Robby Hudson, All-America shortstop Seth Johnston and third baseman David Maroul -- the Most Outstanding Player at the 2005 College World Series -- to pro baseball, which made recruiting infielders a priority for Texas.

Josh Prince, the younger brother of former UT outfielder Dooley Prince, will help in this area as will Sanford, Fla., signee Marcus Lemon, the son of former major-league outfielder Chet Lemon.

Other notables who signed include McCallum center fielder Kyle Lusson and outfielder Clint Stubbs, the younger brother of Texas junior center fielder Drew Stubbs.

I have to say that I like reading news that a kid from the Austin area or the younger sibling of a former player has chosen to come to UT. I think that says something good about the program.

And, here's the link to the TexasSports.com press release about all of the signings: Baseball inks 12 during early signing period.

I decided to go looking around and found a few stories about some of the latest crop of signees:

Hook 'em!

Posted by Joanna at 10:05 PM