2023 Power25 Countdown: No. 20 Bishop Verot

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PBR Florida Staff

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 25 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage:

            RHP/INF Carter Smith

Team: Bishop Verot
Preseason Rank: 
2022 Record: 
Playoff Run: Regional Quarterfinals
FHSAA Class: 
Head Coach: 
Casey Scott

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Aidan Knaak, RHP, 2023 (Clemson)
Andrew Hanlon, C, 2023 (Brown)
Timmy Lawson, LHP, 2024 (UCF)
Jason Bello, 3B/OF, 2024 (USF)
Maddix Simpson, INF, 2024
Carter Smith, RHP/INF, 2025
Owen Rardin. INF, 2025 (USF)


Timmy Lawson (UCF), Owen Rardin (USF), Carter Smith, Jason Bello (USF), Grayson Carpenter - All five will have to contribute to pick up where graduating seniors left off.



Bishop Verot is a deep team that has many interchangeable parts. Pitching staff is strong, but a bit unproven and will be tested early. Defensively this team can cover a ton of ground and should be as clean as another in the infield. Catching is anchored by Andrew Hanlon (Brown), who is a three-year starter. Offensively they will have to force the pressure on teams. Offense is lead by Maddix Simpson, Jason Bello, Timmy Lawson, Grayson Carpenter and Matthew and Parker Turner. If this group gels and continues to grow, they can be a special team. Very talented group with a bright future.