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Recruiting Board: Class of 2014

Posted: 7/1/2012 2:18 PM

Recruiting Board: Class of 2014 


 

TAR HEEL BASEBALL RECRUITING BOARD
Class of 2014
by Matt Clements, Inside Carolina
Commitments
Jackson BellenkesRHP6-3, 175Greensboro (N.C.) NW Guilford
Jacob BukauskasRHP6-1, 175Ashburn (Va.) Stone Bridge
Hansen ButlerRHP6-0, 195High Point (N.C.) Central
Brett Daniels3B/RHP6-0, 170Fuquay-Varina (N.C.) HS
Braxton Davidson1B6-3, 215Asheville (N.C.) Roberson

Signed with MLB
Jack FlahertySS6-3, 190Burbank (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake

Signed with MLB
Zack GahaganINF6-2, 180Hendersonville (N.C.) North Henderson
Joseph GattoRHP6-4, 210Hammonton (N.J.) St. Augustine

Signed with MLB
Mitch KellerRHP6-3, 200Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Xavier

Signed with MLB
Brooks KennedySS5-11, 175Charlotte (N.C.) South Mecklenburg
Josh MerriganOF6-2, 175Marietta (Ga.) Walton HS/Georgia State/Chipola CC
Jason MorganRHP6-5, 175Fredericksburg (Va.) Chancellor
Nick RaquetLHP6-1, 190State College (Pa.) Area
Ryder Ryan3B6-5, 205Huntersville (N.C.) North Mecklenburg
Cameron VargaRHP6-3, 205Cincinnati (Ohio) Hills C.A.

Signed with MLB
Forrest WallSS6-0, 175Winter Park (Fla.) Orangewood

Signed with MLB
Logan WarmothINF6-0, 180Altamonte Springs (Fla.) Lake Brantley
Hunter Williams1B6-3, 198Chesterfield (Va.) Cosby

Last edited 10/14/2014 8:50 AM by ICAdmin

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Posted: 7/2/2012 3:11 AM

Re: Commitment Alert - 2014's Zach Gahagan and Braxton Davidson 


Welcome!!!!!!!
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Posted: 7/2/2012 10:06 AM

Re: Commitment Alert - 2014's Zach Gahagan and Braxton Davidson 


A pair of Dirtbag standouts have recently verbally committed to the University of North Carolina and are in town this weekend playing with the squad.

Infielder Zach Gahagan 6'1" from North Henderson High (Fletcher, NC)

First Baseman/Outfielder Braxton Davidson 6'3" 210 lbs from T.C. Robertson High (Arden, NC)

They are playing this weekend at the Bosh and if you want to keep tabs on their summer schedule check out the link. Dirtbag Schedule
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Posted: 7/10/2012 8:40 AM

Re: Commitment Alert - 2014's Zach Gahagan and Braxton Davidson 


Please note, all three recruits are pretty good sized young fellas.
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Posted: 7/13/2012 10:20 PM

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I have been lucky to get to know Brock Deatherage while working with Western Alamance's football team. He is an outstanding young man of high character. He is also a very gifted athlete who has power and quickness.
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Posted: 9/5/2012 1:46 PM

'North Carolina lefty chooses USC' 


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Posted: 9/6/2012 11:29 AM

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Good get for Holbrook. I'm still holding out that he'll take a job somewhere like Sand Diego State or Arizona. He's a great recruiter (Sorry, WM. I couldn't resist).
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Posted: 9/16/2012 7:16 PM

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Gahagan invited to Under Armour Team One Futures East Showcase Sept. 22 in Jupiter, Florida, He has also thrown for almost 1000 yards as North Hendersonville, NC QB.
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Posted: 11/30/2012 11:33 AM

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Canes Baseball website is listing RHP Jason Morgan as a 2014 commit.
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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:36 PM

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I coach against Hunter Williams and the kid is a player. Can do it pretty well on the bump also. Definitely look forward to seeing him in Carolina blue.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:00 PM

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Anywhere I can see a list of 2014 offers? Would like to see some kids we are showing interest in whether or not they are committing...
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Posted: 4/6/2013 6:53 PM

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I am surprised that 6 of 11 are out of state and none from Charlotte area.
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Posted: 4/15/2013 7:08 AM

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A report on the football board says that Deatherage attended a football combine this weekend. He checked in at 5'11" and 167 lbs.. He also ran a super fast 4.35 forty yard dash. If he shows up for baseball, he'll probably be the fastest player we've had since Tyrell Godwin.
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Posted: 4/27/2013 10:31 PM

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A report on the football board says that Deatherage attended a football combine this weekend. He checked in at 5'11" and 167 lbs.. He also ran a super fast 4.35 forty yard dash. If he shows up for baseball, he'll probably be the fastest player we've had since Tyrell Godwin.

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His name alone just screams bad mofo.
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Posted: 5/10/2013 4:56 PM

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Anybody know what's going with the kid from Northwest Guilford. I don't think he has pitched a game all year.
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Posted: 5/15/2013 1:26 PM

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Not sure of the diagnosis but they let his arm rest this spring. I hope to see him pitch this summer. The Hansen kid looked very good last night and Adam Swim ('13 Northwest, going to UNCG, brother at Elon) is an excellent pitcher that the ACC schools missed. I will be surprised if Swim is not in UNC-G's weekend rotation next year.

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Anybody know what's going with the kid from Northwest Guilford. I don't think he has pitched a game all year.

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Posted: 5/21/2013 8:03 PM

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it is my understanding that Brooks Kennedy from South Meck has changed his commitment from UNCC to UNC.
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Posted: 5/22/2013 8:11 PM

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Thats what I've been saying for a while now Brad. Not getting any traction here for some reason. I think its the timing.

Kid is a beast though. Could use some more maturity/composure but has great speed and bat.
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Posted: 5/22/2013 10:58 PM

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He better get that maturity/composure soon if he plans to play for Coach Fox.
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Posted: 5/23/2013 3:00 AM

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Agreed but let me clarify. When Brooks first transferred to South Meck he was young and immature. His whole position was that he was leaving his then high school (IIRC in Gastonia) because his coach didn't want to listen to his POV. That may have been a justification rather than a true stance. Even still he is a bit emotional when things don't go his way and I'm not a huge fan of his attitude when he misses at the plate. The whole reason Logan Koch is not a Tar Heel and is a Gamecock is this very attitude but I suspect Brooks is deemed more coachable. Koch deep down wanted to be a Heel despite his SC "ties". Brooks is a fringe Fox guy in the end and South Meck is somewhat "loose" with their players. They have an excellent staff for development though and I expect Brooks to get better - although I'm skeptical of his defensive position as he is at SS and its just not very natural for him. I'd guess if he increases his speed a bit he will end up in the deep fields.
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Posted: 5/23/2013 7:56 AM

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Thanks for the clarification. I hope it works out as he sounds like a terrific prospect. Please keep us posted of his summer progress. I enjoy hearing updates. i live in Greensboro but did not know the NW Guilford pitcher was injured.
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Posted: 6/2/2013 11:36 AM

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I am surprised that 6 of 11 are out of state and none from Charlotte area.

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I do not follow baseball much with recruiting or many games but I am surprised that NC has a lot of talent in baseball.
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Posted: 6/2/2013 1:28 PM

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I am surprised that 6 of 11 are out of state and none from Charlotte area.

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I do not follow baseball much with recruiting or many games but I am surprised that NC has a lot of talent in baseball.

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Why are you surprised?
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Posted: 6/4/2013 3:14 PM

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Brett Daniels from Fuquay commits according to WRAL.com
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Posted: 6/4/2013 9:55 PM

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Any info on position, stats, etc.
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Posted: 6/5/2013 3:27 AM

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Brett Daniels from Fuquay-Varina is 6-0, 170lbs and a 3b/RHP. According to Maxpreps he hit .468 with an OBP of .554 and FVHS just finished as the runners-up in the 4A championship. As a pitcher he had a 1.21 ERA. Again, this is according to Maxpreps.
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Posted: 6/5/2013 3:29 AM

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according to WRAL, "he hit .432, 43 hits, 23 runs and 4 home runs. He also had 47 RBIs, breaking Fuquay-Varina's single-season RBI record." Also according to WRAL, he was 12-1 as a starting pitcher. His only loss as a starter came in game 3 of the 4-A championship against South Meck.
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Posted: 6/5/2013 4:12 AM

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Posted: 6/23/2013 7:38 AM

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Here's a recent Baseball America article on recruit Braxton Davidson:
www.baseballamerica.com/draft/...odigious-power/
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Posted: 6/24/2013 11:17 AM

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Thanks for those links. Always good to read about future Heels doing well in HS.
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Posted: 6/26/2013 12:33 PM

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Does anyone have an idea who Varga is playing with this summer? He lives in the neighborhood across from me but, I don't know his family. Would love to check him out this summer if he's playing around here.
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Posted: 7/2/2013 6:50 AM

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Varga stated in a Feb. interview that he would be playing for the East Cobb Braves this summer. They're based in Marietta,Ga.
ETA. He's not listed on their roster.

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Posted: 7/3/2013 11:19 AM

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Thanks. I was hoping he was playing for Midland or the Ohio Heat which are two of the top programs around here. I'll have to check out some of his HS games next season.

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Varga stated in a Feb. interview that he would be playing for the East Cobb Braves this summer. They're based in Marietta,Ga.
ETA. He's not listed on their roster.

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Posted: 7/11/2013 9:08 AM

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This class is SICK! Hoping we only lose 2 max to the draft.
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Posted: 7/11/2013 9:48 PM

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Thanks. I was hoping he was playing for Midland or the Ohio Heat which are two of the top programs around here. I'll have to check out some of his HS games next season.

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Varga stated in a Feb. interview that he would be playing for the East Cobb Braves this summer. They're based in Marietta,Ga.
ETA. He's not listed on their roster.

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Doc, a good source told me today that Varga is in fact playing for Midland.
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Posted: 7/14/2013 4:24 PM

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Bellenkes from NW Guilford had a torn labrum according to what I was told. He may have had his surgery by now, not sure. He was going to Birmingham for the surgery.
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Posted: 7/16/2013 11:01 AM

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Added Ryan, Raquet and Bukauskas to the board
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Posted: 7/17/2013 9:42 AM

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Thanks for the headsup. I'll try to check him out this week if they're around.
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Thanks. I was hoping he was playing for Midland or the Ohio Heat which are two of the top programs around here. I'll have to check out some of his HS games next season.

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Varga stated in a Feb. interview that he would be playing for the East Cobb Braves this summer. They're based in Marietta,Ga.
ETA. He's not listed on their roster.

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Doc, a good source told me today that Varga is in fact playing for Midland.

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Posted: 7/17/2013 9:47 AM

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Looks like they play a couple of local games this week (tonight and Friday). Will try to take in a game and hopefully Varga will pitch.
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Posted: 7/18/2013 9:31 AM

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This class has ridiculous top end talent with probably 7 Top 100 type prospects. If we get even half of those guys to come to college, I'll be happy.
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