2019 SEC Recruiting Classes (EAST)

Nathan Rode & Shooter Hunt

With the ink dried from “Signing Day”, PBR’s Nathan Rode and Shooter Hunt take a look at the 2019 SEC recruiting classes.

Numbers in parenthesis indicate a player’s rank in the 2019 Overall Rankings.


  1. Hunter Barco, LHP, The Bolles School, FL (6)

  2. Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS, FL (7)

  3. Jud Fabian, OF, Trinity Catholic HS, FL (28)

  4. Matthew Allan, RHP, Seminole HS, FL (29)

  5. Tyler Owens, RHP, Trinity Catholic HS, FL (64)

  6. Tyler Nesbitt, RHP, Labelle HS, FL (68)

  7. Josh Rivera, 3B, IMG Academy, FL (70)

  8. Isaac Nunez, SS, Lake Brantley HS, FL (76)

  9. Nathan Hickey, C, Providence School, FL (166)

  10. Nolan Crisp, RHP, Locust Grove HS, GA (174)

  11. Hunter Mink, RHP, Palm Harbor University HS, FL (181)

  12. Brandon Sproat, RHP, Pace HS, FL (261)

  13. Andrew Roberts, 3B/RHP, Trinity Prep, FL (285)

  14. Kevin Martin, RHP, St. Brendan HS, FL (332)

  15. Ryan Cabarcas, LHP, American Heritage HS, FL (338)

  16. Tucker Talbott, RHP, Bishop Kenny HS, FL

  17. Austin Brinling, OF, Out-Of-Door Academy, FL

  18. Matthew Powell, C, Bishop Verot HS, FL

Riley Greene (November 2018)



The Gators always seem to reload and 2019 is no different. No stranger to draft talk with its recruiting class, Florida has one of the premier hitters in the country in Greene, along with one of the top left-handed pitchers in Barco. The highly-touted Fabian and Crisp have declared their intent to enroll early this spring, so both should gain valuable experience. Fabian’s powerful right-handed bat and advanced athleticism made him a potential high draft pick in 2019, so getting him to campus is a plus for the Gators. Crisp works fast with a quick arm and a low-90s fastball to go with feel for secondary offerings. Unafraid on the mound, he should provide even greater depth to an already strong bullpen in Gainesville. Allen has elite arm strength and a mid-90s fastball to go with feel for three pitches and a big, projectable frame. Both Owens and Nesbitt have quick, strong arms and have continued to make impressive advancements, showing no signs of slowing down. Rivera and Nunez could receive serious draft buzz with big spring seasons. Each has impressed on the national circuit, and flash pull side power with the ability to stick on the left side of the infield.

Hunter Barco (August, 2018)

Kevin O’Sullivan and his staff at Florida have done an impressive job of getting some of the top high school draft talent to show up on campus. Their track record in developing that talent speaks for itself with a plethora of first round picks in recent years. Barco and Allan look like prime candidates to improve their draft status after three years on campus, and have the potential to give the Gators a strong one-two punch on the weekend before they’re done. Hanging onto both would be a huge.

Mink has seen a steady increase in velocity over the past couple of years, now pitching in the low 90s, and his competitive nature will give him a chance to be on the mound in key situations out of the bullpen for the Gators throughout his career. Also, Roberts presents an intriguing two-way talent for the squad, and has a chance to make a big jump as his frame develops.

Hunter Mink (October, 2018)


  1. Spencer Keefe, SS, Woodstock HS, GA (71)

  2. Will Childers, RHP, Lakeside Evans HS, GA (121)

  3. Brandon Smith, RHP, River Ridge HS, GA (137)

  4. Buddy Floyd, SS, Pope HS, GA (162)

  5. John Rhys Plumlee, OF, Oak Grove HS, MS (173)

  6. Jonathan Cannon, RHP, Centennial HS, GA (229)

  7. Michael Polk, RHP, Cambridge HS, GA (291)

  8. Cain Tatum, RHP, Prince Avenue Christian HS, GA (440)

  9. Ryan Suppa, RHP, North Cobb Christian HS, GA (493)

  10. Kameron Guidry, SS, Redan HS, GA

  11. Bryce Melear, RHP, Greenbrier HS, GA

  12. Ryland Goede, 1B, Kennesaw Mountain HS, GA

  13. Lane Watkins, C, Jefferson HS, GA

  14. Charlie Goldstein, LHP, Alpharetta HS, GA

  15. Joshua Stinson, SS, Grayson HS, GA

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