Prep Baseball Report

Illinois Recruiting Notebook

By Sean Duncan
Executive Director

The recruiting wheel continues to churn faster and faster. The seventh 2016 prospect in Illinois has named his school after MIF Mike Massey (Brother Rice HS) verbally committed to the University of Illinois recently. The switch-hitting Massey, who’s ranked No. 16 in Illinois’ 2016 class, is a transfer from St. Rita HS.

Illinois’ 2016 class is on an accelerated pace, as it clearly has the most sophomore verbal commitments in the Prep Baseball Report’s 10-state coverage area. The top three ranked prospects – RHP Drake Fellows (Vanderbilt), SS Tyler Fitzgerald (Loisville) and SS Nick Derr (Florida State) – are all verbally committed already. CLICK HERE to view the updated Top 100 Illinois 2016 player rankings.

In other recruiting news:

+ Bailey Schimpf, an OF from Zeigler-Royalton HS, has committed to John A. Logan JC. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound Schimpf is currently ranked No. 161 in Illinois’ 2014 class. Over the summer, Schimpf ran a 6.75 60 and was clocked at 80 mph from the outfield at a PBR event.

+ Illinois Central College landed a transfer in former Joliet Catholic Academy standout LHP Matt Testa. Testa, who was ranked No. 127 in Illinois’ 2013 class, transferred from Yavapai College in Arizona.

+ Luke Azzarelli, a 2014 C from Herscher HS, has committed to Millikin.

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