Georgia Bulldogs' head baseball coach Dave Perno announced that the first five members of the latest recruiting class had signed their letters of intent to play for the school in 2014, according to Georgia student newspaper The Red & Black. The Bulldogs' latest class includes the top prep prospect in the nation, Clint Frazier.
Here are the players who signed letters of intent on Monday:
Clint Frazier, outfielder, Loganville, Ga.
Frazier, a consensus high school All-American, is the No. 1 prep prospect nationally for the 2013 MLB draft, according to Perfect Game. He is a five-tool player, who hit .424 with 24 home runs, 58 RBI, and 14 stolen bases for state champion Loganville last season, and has also been clocked at 98 m.p.h. on throws from the outfield. As always, the concern with an elite prospect such as that he may choose to sign a contract after the draft and forego college.
Michael Bell, shortstop, Fairburn, Ga.
Bell batted .424 for Langston Hughes High School last season. He is an athletic infielder who could end up a second or shortstop.
Connor Jones, left-handed pitcher, Alpharetta, Ga.
Jones is a big, 6'3", 190-pound southpaw who can touch 91 with his fastball, and also throws a curveball and changeup.
Ryan Lawlor, left-handed pitcher, Savannah, Ga.
Lawlor is a soft tossing lefty that sits in the mid 80s, with a crafty changeup and curveball.
Skyler Weber, catcher, Gainesville, Ga.
Weber, a catcher, was named defensive player of the year in his region, but also hit .373 with four home runs.