Prep Baseball Report

Ohio State Expects to Sign Three Top 20 Prospects on National Signing Day

Ohio State Head Coach Greg Beals anticipates having three 2013 top 20 prospects from Indiana officially sign their National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the Buckeyes throughout the day tomorrow. 

Elkhart Central’s Tanner Tully is the highest ranked player heading to Columbus, currently the No. 8 overall player in Indiana’s 2013 class.  Tully is an athletic left handed pitcher with tons of projectablity.  He throws three pitches for a strike that includes a fastball that has been up to 89 mph.    Tully committed to the Buckeyes this past summer after receiving offers from several Division 1 schools across the country.  “I picked OSU because it was overall the best fit for me.  I really like the coaching staff, the campus and facilities,” says Tully, “I think I will have the best opportunity at OSU to better myself as a baseball player.”

Troy Montgomery (Mount Vernon HS, Fortville) is the No. 11 overall prospect in the 2013 class and he too is expected to sign with Ohio State tomorrow.  Montgomery should make a big impact for the Buckeyes with his arrival.  The 5-foot-10, 160 pound outfielder runs, throws, and hits exceptionally well and possesses tons of athleticism.  “He is my favorite player from Indiana that I saw this summer,” said PBR Ohio’s State Director Chris Valentine, referring to Montgomery. 

Greenfield Central’s Curtis Irving is the third top 20 prospect that should sign with the Buckeyes during tomorrows National Signing Day.  Irving is the 16th ranked overall prospect in Indiana’s 2013 class.  The  3B/RHP is one of the most feared hitters throughout Indiana high school baseball.  On the mound Irving sits at 85-88 mph with his fastball, topping out at 89.  It is still undecided whether he will hit or pitch for the Buckeyes.