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  • RHP
  • 6-2 · 185
  • R/R
  • Fr. Marietta, Ga./Lassiter H.S.

2004: Was redshirted in his first season on the Florida campus.

PREP: High school team played in state championships all four years he was with the team … Was named Most Valuable Pitcher in 2001 and again in 2003 as a senior … Helped lead Lassiter to the second round of the 5A state baseball tournament as the team finished 25-6 as a senior when he was named first-team all-county … Team won regional championship as a senior … As a senior he went 7-2 with a 1.17 ERA in 54.0 innings pitched while also striking out 66 with just 13 walks … Pitched a three hitter with 10 strikeouts as team knocked off the fourth ranked team in the nation Pelham (Ala.) 2-0 in his final prep sezson… Was rated the 54th best high school prospect in the nation by Team One Baseball … Led Lassiter High School to a 28-10 record and 4A state runner-up finish as a junior … Named All-Atlanta Metro and was a first-team All-Cobb County selectee, while being named the Team MVP that season … He also was selected to play for Team Georgia and was the Player of the Game in the first-round of the state championships … That season he went 8-1 with 74 strikeouts and a 2.23 ERA in 72.0 innings on the mound … At the plate he hit .405 with five homers and 19 RBI … In his sophomore year in being named All-Cobb County honorable mention he was 8-3 with a 3.00 ERA as his team finished 21-9 with a Region 6 runner-up finish … His 23 career victories are tied for the most in a career at Lassiter High School … Was coached by Mickey McMurtry … Was drafted in the 44th round by the Cleveland Indians in the June 2003 Amateur Draft.

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