Simeon's Corey Ray names his school

Corey Ray, the No. 2-ranked prospect in the Class of 2013, has verbally committed to the University of Louisville. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound outfielder from Simeon HS is one of the most coveted left-handed hitting prospects in the country. A standout performer since his freshman year at Simeon, Ray enjoyed a monster sophomore campaign last spring when he batted .415 with 45 runs and 14 stolen bases.

Ray saw his national stock skyrocket over the summer and fall when he delivered at several high-exposure events. Ray was especially impressive at USA Baseball’s Breakthrough Series, where he showed off all his tools, including his pure left-handed swing.

Ray marks the fifth Class of 2013 commitment in Illinois, joining Harrisburg SS/RHP Ryne Roper (Illinois), St. Laurence INF/RHP Kevin Smith (Creighton), Alton C Brent Gibbs (Indiana) and Metamora INF Spencer Gaa (Bradley).

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