IU Baseball Adds Five During Second Signing Period
May 2, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Head Coach Tracy Smith and his staff have added five more future Hoosiers during the second signing period. Jake Kelzer, Christian Morris, Kyle Rasmussen, Brian Wilhite and Kent Williams have each signed on to play for Indiana Baseball starting in the fall of 2012.
JAKE KELZER RHP/Swimmer Bloomington, Ind. (Bloomington H.S. South)
"You don't see too many dual-sport athletes in today's college athletics," said Smith. "It shows Jake's athleticism and desire to compete at the highest levels. He's going to be a great addition to both the baseball and swimming programs here at IU."
CHRISTIAN MORRIS RHP/1B Williston, Fla. (Williston H.S.)
"Christian is an intriguing sign for us because he was a national recruit early," said Smith. "Because of injury, he fell off a few teams' radars, but we're confident he's going to come back strong and give us good innings on the mound. If he doesn't, we still feel he's a middle-of-the-order-type hitter."
KYLE RASMUSSEN RHP Fresno, Calif. (Clovis East H.S.)
"Tall, lean, projectable frame for Kyle," said Smith. "He is a strike-thrower and has the ability to really spin a breaking ball. With our strength and conditioning development program, he's going to take off with his velocity and be a guy to help us in the future."
BRIAN WILHITE SS St. Viator, Ill. (St. Viator H.S.)
"Brian is a high-quality defensive player," said Smith. "Through time he is going to develop offensively. He'll add some instant competition on the left side of the infield with his defensive abilities."
KENT WILLIAMS RHP Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville H.S.)
"Kent is a physical right-handed pitcher with an upper-80s fast ball and an effective slider, a good put-away pitch," said Smith. "He's very competitive, comes from one of the most competitive conferences in the state of Indiana.
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