VA/MD Future Games Follow Up: Luke Oliphant

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is the premier summer scouting event for rising junior and select rising sophomore prospects. This year close to 200 college and professional scouts from all over the country were in attendance. The Prep Baseball Report services are subscribed by more than 500 colleges and professional scouts.

2015 marked the first year players from the PBR Maryland and PBR Virginia areas of coverage formed a team. Many of the players recruitment has picked up since the event. Today we look at 2017 RHP Joey Haass.

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Luke Oliphant
Sussex Tech (DE)

Scouting Report
Solid compact frame at 5-foot-8 155-pounds. Hits from a tall, open set up.  Level bat path with average bat speed. Middle approach. Has a loose arm action from an over the top arm angle.  Throws have life on them and were accurate at 88 mph. Displayed soft hands, quick feet with a clean and fluid exchange.  Works thru the ball well.  Quick first step. Ran a 4.68 home to first and had an exit velocity of 81 mph. Ran a 7.16 60-yard dash.


What Schools have you been hearing from?
+I've been receiving emails from a bunch of schools since this event. UConn has emailed me very frequently after the event concluded and many other schools included.

Have you been on any visits?
+I have not been on any visits yet, but through this winter leading into this coming spring and summer I am hoping to be in contact with schools and go on some visits. 

Do you have any visits scheduled?
+I do not have any visits scheduled as of now.

Have any offers been made at this stage?
+I have not received any offers from any schools yet at this point.

What is your timeline for your decision?
+I hope to commit by the end of next summer leading into my senior year. If one of my top school's jumps at me and shows a good amount of interest with a good offer, through talking with my family I will  make my decision based on that.

Describe your Future Games Experience:
+Attending the PBR Futures games was a great event. I got to interact and play along side and against many very talented baseball players. There were a lot of scouts there and a great place for very highly recruited showcase event. I had a great experience and a lot of fun.

Would you recommend to others to attend the Future Games?
+I would definitely recommend attending the PBR Futures Games, it was a very highly recruited event that will get you a lot of exposure and looks from schools all over the country. It is not a very costly event at all and was an honor to represent Team PBR Maryland/Virginia and be able to play the game I love and showcase my abilities at a high level. 

Where are you at academically at this time?
+My accumulated  GPA sits around an 87% which I am working hard to continue to improve. I plan on taking the SAT many times when the new format comes out later this spring.