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Klein Catcher Commits To A&M

On their way to the Class 5A state title game, the Klein Bearkats played and swept Tyler Lee and Klein Collins at Texas A&M's Olsen Field.


It must have made an impression on junior catcher Mitch Nau, who committed to play with the Aggies in 2012. Nau was named to the state all-tournament team after he went 5-for-8 in two games.


I've talked about this before, how the spring athletes get swept under the rug when they sign and don't have nearly as much hype as those football types. Can you imagine the starting middle linebacker on a state runner-up getting so little ink? I know, I know, different sports, different standards.


What's kind of funny is that even though Nau committed, he could still get drafted next June and never set foot on A&M's campus, unless his high school team decides to play more playoff games at Olsen. That's the other side of college baseball recruiting that I'd want no part of. It's my understanding that these guys eat up your scholarships until after they decide whether to go pro. So, you can't just go sign the best players, because they could all get drafted and you'd have nothing in your freshman class. Maybe that's why they don't get more hype ...

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