Signing Period - Out Of State Commitments: Recruiting Class Breakdown

Dylan Hefflinger and Aaron Wilson
PBR Michigan Editor in Chief/Scout and Scouting Director

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Signing Period - Out Of State Commitments: Recruiting Class Breakdown

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The NCAA signing period is slated to start on November 13th. With the start of the 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.

2020 Out of state commitments

* Prospects within the rankings are shown
** Reflective of commitments in the PBR Database

Rank Name State School Class Pos Commitment
1 Werner Blakely MI Detroit Edison 2020 SS Auburn
6 Noah Stout MI Rochester 2020 OF Clemson
7 Parker Pilat MI Country Day 2020 SS Wake Forest
9 Nolan McCarthy MI Portage Northern 2020 SS Kentucky
15 Aries Gardner MI U of D Jesuit 2020 OF South Alabama
16 Cameron Mallegg MI Grosse Pointe South 2020 OF Butler
19 Keegan Batka MI Grand Rapids Christian 2020 RHP Wabash Valley JC
24 LeAndre Turner Jr MI Next Level Academy 2020 2B Marshall
28 Aerik Joe MI Birmingham Groves 2020 SS Air Force
31 Grant Stephenson MI Algonac 2020 SS Xavier
32 Gannon Andrews MI Portage Northern 2020 C Purdue-Northwest
67 Noah Nelson MI Saline 2020 SS University of Chicago
70 Cooper Donlin MI Detroit Catholic Central 2020 OF Mesa CC
71 Patrick Ilitch MI University Liggett 2020 C IMG Academy
79 Jack Snider MI Caledonia 2020 SS Parkland JC
101 Brian Caldwell Jr. MI Southfield A&T/University 2020 C Paine College
102 Anthony Fett MI Orchard Lake ST. Mary's 2020 LHP Akron
141 Adam Falinski MI Detroit Catholic Central 2020 RHP Ashland
146 Cam Schuelke MI Byron Center 2020 SS Florida Gulf Coast


Werner Blakely SS / 3B / Detroit Edison, MI / 2020

Report: Blakely Jr is the number one ranked player in the class in the state of Michigan as well as a high school All American. Smooth fielding shortstop has plus range and soft hands. 90 mph across the diamond. Possess elite speed and fast hands at the plate. Left hand hitting prospect has brought a ton of MLB scouts to Detroit.


Noah Stout OF / OF / Rochester, MI / 2020

Report: Stout has been one of the top prospects in the class since freshman year. Good speed in the OF with a big stick at the plate. The left hand hitting outfielder shows an ability to drive the baseball with loud contact.

Wake Forest

Parker Pilat SS / RHP / Country Day, MI / 2020

Report: Pilat is 6-foot-3, 190 pound high waisted prospect. He has good speed and baseball instincts. An above average defender at shortstop has also showed tracking skills in the outfield. Wiry frame with room for projected growth. Top of the order hitter who has sneaky power potential.


Nolan McCarthy SS / RHP / Portage Northern, MI / 2020

Report: McCarthy has arguably the most tools in the state. A catalyst on the Portage Northern team on it’s way to a Division 1 state title as a junior. 6.69 sixty time, 97 mph exit velocity along with 93 mph across the infield. Has also been up to 87 mph on the mound.

South Alabama

Aries Gardner OF / 1B / U of D Jesuit, MI / 2020

Report: 6-foot-3, 200 pound physically imposing true left hand prospect. Moves well for his size. In college potentially will make the move full time to corner outfield. 99 mph exit velocity.


Cameron Mallegg OF / C / Grosse Pointe South, MI / 2020

Report: Mallegg is a toolsy swiss army knife that is capable of playing all nine positions on the diamond. Started his high school career as a catcher but has transitioned to CF. Fast hands at the plate with raw power. Has posted a 94 mph exit velocity, while throwing 88 mph from the outfield and running a 6.61 sixty time.


LeAndre Turner Jr 2B / OF / Next Level Academy , MI / 2020

Report: Turner is an explosive spark plug athlete that is a top of the order igniter. At the plate is a line drive hitter that sprays the gaps while showing the ability to occasionally leave the yard. In the field can split time in the infield as well as OF. 6.72 runner.

Air Force

Aerik Joe SS / 2B / Birmingham Groves, MI / 2020

Report: 5-foot-10, 170 pound middle infielder. An elite defender with a high IQ. Soft hands as well as above average range in the field. Right hand hitter that hits to all fields.


Grant Stephenson SS / RHP / Algonac, MI / 2020

Report: 6-foot-2, 175 pound middle infielder. Has strong bloodlines he will join his older brother at Xavier after high school. Long projectable middle infielder with athletic actions. One of the top hitters in his conference showing increased power.


Anthony Fett LHP / 1B / Orchard Lake ST. Mary's, MI / 2020

Report: Fett is an LHP with a winning pedigree. Comes from one of the state’s top programs where he won a state title as a Junior. On the mound is a crafty LHP that understands how to pitch. Has a projectable frame with a high ceiling.