Former University of Florida pitcher, Logan Shore, has done more for the baseball program than just lead his team to the College World Series in 2016.
Sam Carlson, a Gator baseball signee from Burnsville, Minnesota, said his decision to sign with UF was easy after seeing Logan Shore, Another Minnesota kid, pitch for the Gators.
This could be the beginning of a talent pipeline running straight from Minnesota to Gainesville, Florida.
Carlson is eager to report to campus and get his college career underway.
“I feel that I can make an immediate impact on the team,” Carlson said, “but it is always hard to tell since it is all up for grabs once the recruits get down to campus.”
Carlson shares the third ranked recruiting class in the nation with many from the Florida area making him one of the lone out-of-state recruits.
“There is a lot to prove being a kid from Minnesota,” Carlson said.
Coming all the way from Minnesota, Carlson feels he has something to prove as the Midwest has never been known as a baseball powerhouse.
Carlson is most excited for the Florida weather that he’ll be able to perfect his skills in year-round.
“I can’t wait to enjoy the weather,” Carlson said.
After losing talent to this year’s NFL draft, the Florida Gators show promise with a strong recruiting class.
The Florida Gator’s football team lost double-digit numbers to the draft, including five players with remaining eligibility. Gator fans breathe a sigh of relief after head coach, Jim McElwain, brings in an impressive top-ten recruiting class.
Gators made sure to replenish their secondary early by adding six new defensive backs. One being the younger brother of former Gator standout, Quincey Wilson, Macro Wilson. Filling in some small holes along the defensive and offensive line, Gators add six 4-star recruits. Adding to the already exuberant wide receiver position group, McElwain and his staff, sign unlikely signee James Robinson IV after he was cited for marijuana possession during his official visit at Ohio State University just weeks prior to National Signing Day.
A successful National Signing Day didn’t seem probable as the Gators lurked around a high-teens, maybe even twentieth ranked recruiting class but all in a day’s work, the Gators ended the day ranked amongst the nation’s best recruiting classes.
The Gators score 24 total commits to finish with the tenth ranked recruiting class in 2017.
The Gators have reloaded for a gauntlet of matchups coming this fall but still one thing remains uncertain. Who will play under center at quarterback?