Illinois & Wisconsin D-I Recruiting Classes: Part One


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

Within this post, we’ll be breaking down five of Illinois’ 10 Division-I programs and their incoming 2021 recruiting classes, from both in-state and out-of-state perspectives. Many of the state’s top seniors will be sticking around their home state to pursue baseball at the next level. We’ll be breaking things down, program by program, in-depth below.

Keep checking things out throughout the month as we analyze the entire Illinois 2021 class and the commitments they’ve made, as well as the top prospects in the state who have yet to choose a home for the fall of 2021.

BRADLEY

NAME STATE (RANK) SCHOOL POS
Noah Edders IL (18) Downers Grove South RHP
Cole Luckey IL (35) Glenbrook South OF
George Korompilas IL (39) Glenbrook South 1B/OF
 Luke Trepanier IL (62) Manteno LHP/OF
Cal McGinnis WI (27) Kimberly SS/2B
Jacob Kisting WI (31) Verona Area RHP
Michael Mylott OH (55) Western Reserve OF
J.D. Bogart GA (143) Holy Innocents C


TOTAL RECRUITS: 8 | IN-STATE: 4 | STATE TOP-50: 5

Noah Edders RHP / Downers Grove South, IL / 2021

The sturdy, strong 6-foot-3 righty has the traits to become the gem of this class. He’s made huge gains up the 2021 board this year, adding substantial velocity throughout the spring and summer. At March’s Preseason All-State, Edders was 84-87 mph and he only increased that velo range in the time since. At the Top Tier Scout Day event, Edders was up to 91.3 mph and TrackMan helped quantify the giant extension he gets down the mound, measured at 8.14 feet on average when he throws his fastball. Edders wields a couple different breaking balls as well as a viable changeup to complete his repertoire. He’s a prominent recruit headed to Peoria.

Two Glenbrook South prospects will reconvene at Bradley: 1B/OF George Korompilas and OF Cole Luckey. Korompilas swings a strong left-handed bat with bat speed and he repped Team Illinois at the 2019 PBR Future Games. Luckey is another one of the biggest risers in the state this year, showcasing exceptional tools at multiple showcases. Premium bat and hand speed from the right side, authoritative bat strength that averaged 92.0 mph off the barrel at a Milwaukee event, and he ran a 6.63 in June.

Luke Trepanier (Manteno) is a premium athlete with authentic two-way potential. He’s been up to 89 mph from the left side on the mound, and he’s a smooth left-handed hitter with more bat and hand speed that helps him strike the ball harder than you might first expect.

There’s a similar theme in Wisconsin regarding its two recruits headed to Bradley. INF Cal McGinnis (Kimberly, 2021) flew somewhat under the radar until fully breaking out this past summer. He’s an athletic middle infielder with a competitive approach, demonstrating excellent bat-to-ball skills on repeat. RHP Jacob Kisting (Verona Area) was an upside arm to follow until he, too, ticked up in 2020. He’s a lanky, athletic 6-foot-5 who we’ve seen thrive mostly in the low-80s, though he’s also been up into 88-89 mph for us.

A top-60-ranked prospect from Ohio, OF Michael Mylott, is a really physical 6-foot-4 right-handed hitter with promising bat strength. He fits the corner outfielder/infielder mold, but it’ll be his bat that helps him make an impact on campus.

Finally, from Georgia, C J.D. Bogart (Holy Innocents) looks like a next-level backstop. He’s a big-framed catcher who’s shown an above-average defensive profile which should translate seamlessly into the Peoria program. Offensively, he’s flashed some juice in front of PBR Georgia Scouting Director Phil Kerber, enhancing his intriguing overall profile. He’s ranked inside the top-150 in Georgia’s senior class.


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