Marciano headlines big recruiting roundup



By Sean Duncan
Executive Director

Congratulations to all players who have officially signed their national letters of intent today.  On this symbolic day of achievement, we have several more commitments from around Illinois:

Joey Marciano, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound LHP from Clemente HS, has committed to John A. Logan JC. Marciano emerged at the PBR Unsigned Senior Showcase in October as one of the premier left-handed prospects in Illinois. Marciano impressed with a heavy fastball that topped at 88 mph, in addition to a sharp 12/6 curveball.

Oakton CC has landed several more prospects: INF Trayvond Crockett, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound left-handed hitting 3B/RHP from Brooks HS, is currently ranked No. 141 in the 2013 class; Jake McCabe, an athletic RHP/INF from Lincoln-Way North HS, is ranked No. 145 in the 2013 class;  Dan Doherty, a RHP from Lincoln-Way Central HS; and Josh Reid, a speedy INF/OF from Lincoln-Way North HS.

Oakton also announced that INF Brett Synek (Glenbrook North HS) has committed to Evansville, and RHP/OF Kenny Lowden (South Elgin HS) has committed to Judson.

Bryan Polak, an athletic outfielder from Marist HS, commits to St. Xavier University.

Wendall Ferguson, a 6-foot-1, 185 pound LHP/1B from Brother Rice HS, has committed to Claflin University in South Carolina. Ferguson, ranked No. 124 in the 2013 class, recently showed well at the PBR Unsigned Senior Showcase with a mid-80s fastball.

Illinois Central College landed Mason McCoy, an athletic SS from Washington HS. McCoy, who’s ranked No. 69 in Illinois’ Class of 2013, hit .564 with 6 homers, 12 doubles, 10 triples and 50 RBI for Washington as a junior. Illinois Central College also announced that sophomore RHP Ryan Vansaghi (Pekin HS) has committed to Morehead State.

Lewis University landed several prospects: RHP Brad Elmore (Bolingbrook HS), RHP Kyle Klosak (College of DuPage; Naperville North HS), 1B Brandon Collins (South Suburban College; Lincoln-Way North HS); RHP James Holub (Wauconda HS).

Tyler Hall, a RHP from Crystal Lake South HS, has committed to Tusculum University, a D2 program in Tennessee.

Heartland CC sophomore INF Andre Sopena (Huntley HS) has committed to play at Oakland University.

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