Early Signing Period - Division 1 Recruiting Class Breakdown

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Michigan Insider: Early Signing Period - Division 1 Recruiting Class Breakdown
*In Alphabetical Order

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The NCAA early signing period starts November 14th. With the start of the fall signing period upon us, we look to break down each individual Division 1 commitment from in-state prospects, where they are headed and what tools they will bring with them.

***** Below we talk in-depth about each in-state prospect

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Central Michigan Chippewas

Overview: 2018 marks the beginning of a new era in Mt. Pleasant as Coach Bischel looks to build on the great legacy left by Coach Jaska. Brining in 8 players from the state of Michigan that play a variety of positions it seems the staff has an emphasis on bringing in athletic talent.

Name State School Class Pos. Commitment
Cole Agemy MI Warren De Lasalle 2019 OF Central Michigan
Drew Alsobrooks MI Livonia Churchill 2019 LHP Central Michigan
Clay Brock OH Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 2019 RHP Central Michigan
Zach Brunet MI Walled Lake Northern 2019 SS Central Michigan
Nick Dardas MI Bay City Western 2019 C Central Michigan
Drew Lechnir WI Kimberly 2019 OF Central Michigan
Zach Lechnir WI Kimberly 2019 SS Central Michigan
Jakob Marsee MI Allen Park 2019 OF Central Michigan
Parker Mathieson IL Normal University 2019 SS Central Michigan
Kyle Nott MI Jenison 2019 C Central Michigan
Shane Ryan WI Markesan 2019 C Central Michigan
Andrew Taylor MI Caledonia 2019 RHP Central Michigan
Kevin Tuttle MI Riverview Gabriel Richard 2019 SS Central Michigan

Cole Agemy OF / RHP / Warren De Lasalle, MI / 2019

Report: Cole has good arm strength and a heavy feel to his pitches. Fastball has been in the upper 80’s along with two off speed pitches, he will certainly be a guy to follow at CMU.

Drew Alsobrooks LHP / OF / Livonia Churchill, MI / 2019

Report: 2017 member of the Future Games Drew is a power arm from the left side with a hard breaking slider.  He should compete right away for an opportunity to join the rotation.

Zach Brunet SS / RHP / Walled Lake Northern, MI / 2019

Report: Zach is a smooth fielding middle infielder that can play both at SS or 2B. Attacks the ball well and has quick release. Top of the order type of hitter who set the table.

Nick Dardas C / RHP / Bay City Western, MI / 2019

Report: Another Future Games participant will land on campus and make his presence felt. Nick is the epitome of a gamer. Plays all over the diamond with a hard nose gritty approach. Solid catcher who brings middle infield skills behind the plate.

Jakob Marsee OF / LHP / Allen Park, MI / 2019

Report: Marsee is an athletic OF who is fun to watch play the game. Gap to gap hitter with some power. Has good speed that will be needed at CMU’s ballpark. Marsee could see a lot of time right away.

Kyle Nott C / SS / Jenison, MI / 2019

Report: Kyle is an athletic prospect, with strong defensive ability behind the plate. Yet athletic enough to potentially move to the OF. Big time HS football player.

Andrew Taylor RHP / OF / Caledonia, MI / 2019

Report: Andrew is the model of slow and steady wins the race. He continues to get better each time you see him. A tall wiry framed arm has an opportunity to be special. Fastball has been clocked in the upper 80’s. He will continue to develop with the staff at CMU.

Kevin Tuttle SS / C / Riverview Gabriel Richard, MI / 2019

Report: Kevin is an athletic and versatile prospect that fits with the new CMU approach. More than capable catcher that can also play around the infield. He will battle from day one.

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Eastern Michigan Eagles

Overview: Coach Eric Roof brought in one of the strongest classes in 2017 for the state of Michigan and continues to build. A program on the rise with elite coaching has prospects that will certainly fit in with the culture.

Name State School Class Pos. Commitment
Logan Bursick-Harrington MI South Lyon East 2019 SS Eastern Michigan
Tyler Helgeson MI Portage Northern 2019 RHP Eastern Michigan
Trevor House OH Ross 2019 LHP Eastern Michigan
Luke Russo MI Howell 2019 RHP Eastern Michigan
Anthony Sharkas MI Plymouth 2019 OF Eastern Michigan
Braedon Stoakes MI Grand Ledge 2019 OF Eastern Michigan
Cameron Wagoner MI Tecumseh 2019 RHP Eastern Michigan

Logan Bursick-Harrington SS / RHP / South Lyon East, MI / 2019

Report: Long framed prospect has a projectable frame that will continue to fill out in a college lifting program. On the mound he could potentially earn innings as a freshman. The velocity will climb as he continues to mature. Creates leverage on his swing.

Tyler Helgeson RHP / SS / Portage Northern, MI / 2019

Report: 6th ranked player in the class has the ability to be a two way player for the Eagles. Fast hands at the plate swinging from the left side. Gap to gap hitter with power. On the mound has an upper 80’s fastball.

Luke Russo RHP / SS / Howell, MI / 2019

Report: Luke is a tall RHP with a fast arm, delivering from a high ¾ arm angle. Shows late action on his fastball and features a swing and miss curve.

Anthony Sharkas OF / OF / Plymouth, MI / 2019

Report: Anthony is a 6-foot-3, 180 pound OF that is growing into his frame. High ceiling player with a great work ethic. Moves well enough to stay in CF at the next level. At the plate drives the ball with power, that will make him a run producer at the next level.

Braedon Stoakes OF / RHP / Grand Ledge, MI / 2019

Report: Stoakes is simply a gamer. May be the fastest player in the class. Has a ton of tools. On the mound has been clocked in the upper 80’s, can hit the ball out the yard and run the ball down in the OF.

Cameron Wagoner RHP / OF / Tecumseh, MI / 2019

Report: 5th ranked player in the class has a high ceiling and should immediately challenge for a weekend rotation spot. Wagoner has ran his fastball into the low 90’s. Lots of room to continue filling out his frame. He is expected to have a draft buzz surrounding him this June.

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Michigan Wolverines

Overview: Bakich landed two players ranked in the top ten for the Michigan 2019 class. Power hitting OF and the top LHP in the class. The Wolverines are looking to make another run to the College Super Regionals.

Name State School Class Pos. Commitment
Dan Blomgren WI Janesville Craig 2019 SS Michigan
Teddy Burton CA Edison 2019 SS Michigan
Dylan Castaneda CT Salisbury 2019 RHP Michigan
Colin Czajkowski MI Woodhaven 2019 LHP Michigan
Jacob Denner NJ Bergen Catholic 2019 LHP Michigan
Clark Elliott IL Barrington 2019 SS Michigan
Antonio Flores MI Brother Rice 2019 OF Michigan
Damone Hale CA Serra 2019 SS Michigan
Brandon Lawrence CA Dunn 2019 SS Michigan
Jimmy Obertop MO Westminster 2019 C Michigan
Marcus Smith MO Pembroke Hill 2019 OF Michigan
Joey Velazquez OH Desales 2019 OF Michigan
Cameron Weston PA Canon-McMillan 2019 RHP Michigan

Colin Czajkowski LHP / OF / Woodhaven, MI / 2019

Report: Colin is a long lanky LHP that knows how to pitch. The type of pitcher that will gain velocity when he gets on a college lifting program. Fastball has been in the upper 80’s with natural lefty movement along with quality off speed. He should make some noise at U of M.

Antonio Flores OF / 1B / Brother Rice, MI / 2019

Report: Tito has improved his footspeed and added strength making himself into arguably the top non pitching prospect in the state. Big time power at the plate, consistently drives the ball. Sub 7.0 sixty yard time. Tito could be on the field from day one.

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Michigan State Spartans

Overview: Coach Boss looks to bring a Big Ten title to East Lansing matching his basketball counterpart. State lands the top prospect in Michigan, as well as 3 other top 50 prospects. Power seems to be the trend with power bats and power arms.

Name State School Class Pos. Commitment
Adam Berghorst MI Zeeland East 2019 RHP Michigan State
Jase Bowen OH Central Catholic 2019 SS Michigan State
Jack Frank OH Strongsville 2019 OF Michigan State
Dillon Kark MI Orchard Lake St. Mary's 2019 SS Michigan State
Christopher Mokma MI Holland Christian 2019 RHP Michigan State
Jack Orlowski MI Brother Rice 2019 3B Michigan State

Adam Berghorst RHP / 1B / Zeeland East, MI / 2019

Report: Adam is a two sport athlete being recruited both for his pitching and football play. For baseball he is a power arm that throws downhill. Pounds the zone with a heavy feel. He could be the sleeper of the class with big upside.

Dillon Kark SS / RHP / Orchard Lake St. Mary's, MI / 2019

Report: Kark is a versatile weapon that can play up the middle, play 3B and run his fastball to the plate in the upper 80’s. During the Catholic League Finals smashed a HR over the LF fence at Comerica Park.

Christopher Mokma RHP / 1B / Holland Christian, MI / 2019

Report: Chris is the state’s top ranked player, he’s a pitcher that can dominate a ball game each time he steps on the mound. Recorded a perfect game last season. Has started to receive draft attention, also participated in the East Coast Pro Showcase this past summer. Fastball has been up to 94 mph.

Jack Orlowski 3B / OF / Brother Rice, MI / 2019

Report: Jack is physically well put together and creates an imposing presence to pitchers. Big time power hitter who has yet to find a ball park that can hold him. Jack will hit.

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Oakland University

Overview: The Grizzlies continue to bring in high level prospects year after year, as they look to rebuild the program. Oakland arguably has the top class in the early signing period, bringing in a lot of depth.

Name State School Class Pos. Commitment
Robert Cavin MI Livonia Stevenson 2019 C Oakland
Michael Chialdikas IL Lake Zurich 2019 3B Oakland
Emmanuel Clark MI Western International 2019 1B Oakland
Austin Higgins IL Fremd 2019 SS Oakland
Andrew Jacoby MI Central Montcalm 2019 RHP Oakland
Matthew Nolin ON Cawthra Park 2019 LHP Oakland
Nicholas Rutkowski MI Stevenson 2019 RHP Oakland
RJ Sherwood MI Belleville 2019 RHP Oakland
  • Total Commits: 8  
  • # Top 50 Ranked Players (Michigan): 5
  • Immediate Impact Player: Robert Cavin
  • Sleeper of the Class: Emmanuel Clark

Robert Cavin C / RHP / Livonia Stevenson, MI / 2019

Report: Cavin is a vocal leader who has big time game. At the plate brings a 100 mph exit velocity with fast hands. Drives the ball to all fields with pull power. Lockdown defensive catcher who blocks and throws very well. Could challenge for playing time day one.

Emmanuel Clark 1B / OF / Western International, MI / 2019

Report: Clark is a left hand hitting prospect that can swing the bat. Had a two homerun game at the Black Swamp this summer. Athletic frame, moves well could allow for a position change to the corner OF in college.

Andrew Jacoby RHP / 1B / Central Montcalm, MI / 2019

Report: Andrew was the opening game starter at the Future Games in 2017. Power arm with a high ceiling. Throws downhill with an upper 80’s fastball. Mixes in a curve. He could pitch meaningful innings in his freshman year.

Nicholas Rutkowski RHP / SS / Stevenson, MI / 2019

Report: Nick wins ball games! Each time you hand him the ball you have a shot at winning the game. Commands three pitches well and runs his fastball up to the high 80’s. High character and great work ethic.

RJ Sherwood RHP / SS / Belleville, MI / 2019

Report: RJ made a splash last summer as an athletic prospect with big time upside. Whippy arm that easily hits the upper 80’s. As he continues to add weight and physically mature the velocity will continue to grow.

WMU LogoWestern Michigan

Overview: Western has a commitment from one in-state player during the early signing period, in SS Max Huntley.

Name State School Class Pos. Commitment
Hayden Berg IN Penn 2019 RHP Western Michigan
Greg Budig IL Plainfield North 2019 C Western Michigan
Max Huntley MI Mattawan 2019 SS Western Michigan
Payton Thorne IL Naperville Central 2019 OF Western Michigan
  • Total Commits: 4  
  • # Top 50 Ranked Players (Michigan): 1
  • Immediate Impact Player: Max Huntley
  • Sleeper of the Class: Max Huntley

Max Huntley SS / OF / Mattawan, MI / 2019

Report: Max is a polished ball player that should be able to come in and compete for time as a freshman. Gap to gap hitter that has power potential. May be able to stick up the middle at the collegiate level.