Commitment Spotlight - 2023 Konnor Graham


Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

Each fall, top prospects across all classes, come together for our All-State Games, which has turned out to be the biggest event of the calendar year in Louisiana.  This year's Louisiana All-State Games was at Alex Box Stadium on October 30, 2021.  Familiar faces continued to show well, while newcomers made their mark.  2023 RHP Konnor Graham (Hammond HS) was in attendance and we had heard that he had been making strides and jumps leading up to the event.  Graham turned in one of, if not, the best pitching performance of the day.  He sat 88-90 mph, topping out at 91 mph with his FB, flashed a much improved SL, and was able to land a firm 81-83 mph CH for strikes.  The Hammond HS product started to receive interest and offers from multiple Division I programs and recently announced his college commitment.  Graham will play at the next level for Head Coach Mike Bianco and the Rebels of Ole Miss.  Below, we discuss his recruitment and much more.  Congratulations again to Konnor and his family on this great achievement! 

 

Congratulations on committing to the University of Mississippi!  What led you to ultimately commit to Coach Mike Bianco and the Rebels?

It has always been a dream of mine to play in the SEC and after a great camp at Ole Miss, I knew that's where I wanted to be!  I love everything about the program.  From the well established coaching staff, the two great pitching minds, Coach Bianco and Coach Lafferty, and the great fan base and environment at Swayze Field.  I can't wait to go compete for an SEC Championship and a trip to Omaha every single year!

 

We all have people that help us along our journey.  Is there anyone that you'd like to thank for helping you get to where you are today?

First and foremost, I would like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for blessing me with the talents to play the game that I love.  My parents, for their guidance and sacrifices that have gotten me to where I am today.  All of my coaches, who have taught me how to play the game the right way.  Lastly, Brennan Breaud, who has pushed me everyday over the past year and mentally prepared me to be a dude on the field.

 

The recruiting process for you has come to an end, right before your junior year.  Any advice for the next wave of prospects that are about to start the process?

My biggest advice that I would give those guys is to trust the process, never give up, and keep working hard.  Adversity will be thrown your way, but push through it and keep grinding!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Southeast Louisiana Preseason ID LA 01/08 Mandeville High School
Southwest Louisiana Preseason ID LA 01/15 McNeese State University - Lake Charles, LA
Northern Louisiana Preseason ID LA 01/22 Sterlington Sports Complex
Central Louisiana Preseason ID LA 01/23 LSU - Alexandria

 

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