Which also mentions his fellow commit and friend, Jake Godfrey, and also a third commitment from Illinois, Jake Shepski.
We have a lot to look forward to in these 2013, 2014, and crazy enough 2015 classes. Never thought I'd say this but only "true" concern I have with some of these boys now is the MLB draft.
Bass turned down Texas, Vandy, UNC, Florida, & UK. Pretty remarkable, reminds me of the Mainieri days. Some quick insight on the kid:
No pitcher in the Midwest has more upside than the 6-foot-6, 190-pound Bass. He has an athletic, sturdy frame, long arms and legs, and, above all, has a big-time arm. Bass’s fastball regularly touched 90 mph, topping at 91, with serious tilt. It’s heavy and hard, and you don’t need to have a Walt Disney-like imagination to project it being in the mid-to-upper-90 range in the near future. (I can’t remember thinking that about an incoming junior from Illinois, ever.) Bass’s secondary stuff needs refinement, but so what. His 78 mph breaking ball is still harder than most junior’s fastballs.
Serious question or sarcasm?
Indy77 asks if this commit is possible unless we join the ACC. I am not sure what he meant by this.
The draw of the ACC is now playing a huge role in these Midwest kids minds.
Definitely a vital new portion of the ND offer that are keeping kids from thinking they have to "go south".
Look for Louisville to start making a push in recruiting rankings as well.