Breaking Down the Early Commitments in the Class 2014

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

With the early signing period for the Class of 2014 set to run November 13-20 announcements of verbal commitments have picked up dramatically in Pennsylvania over the past month.

Among the top 25 ranked players in the class all but five prospects have made their commitments. Catcher Dylan Evert (Bristol HS) at No. 9 is the only player in the top 10 still on the board. LHP LaRon Mitchell (Susquehanna Township HS), RHP/3B Nick Distasio (Olley Valley HS), C Drew Landis (Red Lion Area HS) and RHP Michael Hunter (Brandywine Heights HS) are also among the top 25 and uncommitted.

To date, 79 of the top 100 prospects in the rankings have announced their commitments. CLICK HERE to view the complete list of commitments from Pennsylvania in all classes.

commitments by conference

The Division I power conferences have landed many of the top prospects in the class of 2014, but the runaway leader in overall commitments in the class is the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The PSAC, widely regarded as one of the top Division II baseball conferences in the country, has garnered 16 prospects from PA and will likely add to that total significantly. 

Following is a breakdown of commitments by conference among the top 100 ranked prospects in the state.

(10) Atlantic 10 Conference
  (8) Atlantic Coast Conference
  (7) American East Conference
  (6) Big Ten Conference
  (6) Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
  (5) Colonial Athletic Association
  (3) American Athletic Conference
  (3) Big East Conference7
  (3) Mid-American Conference
  (3) Southern Conference
  (2) Big South Conference
  (2) Ivy League
  (2) Patriot League
  (2) Southeastern Conference
  (1) Big 12 Conference
  (1) Conference USA
  (1) Northeast Conference
  (1) Ohio Valley Conference
  (1) Pac-12 Conference

on the horizon

With the early signing period just roughly four weeks away, several upcoming events are likely to initiate another onslaught of commitments. The Unsigned Senior Showcase on 10/19 and the Elite Prospect Showcase on 11/2 will bring in a host of talented, uncommitted seniors from across the state to showcase in front of college coaches one more time. Both events will take place at B2B Baseball Academy in Manheim, PA. 

Sandwiched in between the two Prep Baseball Report events in Pennsylvania will be the WWBA World Championships in Jupiter, Florida. Division I coaches will flock to Jupiter to get one final glimpse at talented prospects from across the country including a number of uncommitted seniors from Pennsylvania.

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