Prep Baseball Report

Michigan Notebook: Big Commitments Headline a Busy Past Few Weeks

By Mike Penn
Michigan Director of Scouting

It has been a while since we have done a recap of recent commitments.  Since that time we have had a landslide of big names go off of the board.

Dion Henderson (Divine Child HS) made his commitment to Kentucky and the flood gates opened. The 6-foot-3 lefty has arguably some of the best upside in the region. He has been as high as 91mph off the mound and this superior athlete isn't done adding velocity.  He garnered national attention with the likes of Michigan, LSU, and Vanderbilt among others.

Shortly thereafter the No. 4 ranked prospect in the state in the Class of 2015 and Henderson's teammate  Collin Goslin (Divine Child HS) committed to Michigan.  The big, strong lefty has reached 88mph and has a college ready breaking ball right now.

Staying in the Catholic League, the Class of 2016 No. 1 ranked player Karl Kauffmann (Brother Rice HS) joined the committed list for the Wolverines at the University of Michigan.  Kauffmann has all of the poise and polish to be a highly attractive option to pro-scouts come senior year, but there is a lot of time left for this current sophomore. 

But it wsan't only the young guns lining up their commitments.  Several high-quality middle infielders in Ryan Mergener (Portage Central HS)Logan Magsig (Hudsonville HS) and Josh Smith (Marysville HS) came off the board.

Here is a look at more propsects and where they are going:

Class of 2014

Logan Magsig (Hudsonville HS) - Davenport

Ryan Mergener (Portage Central HS) - Wayne State

Ryan Rogers (Sparta HS) - Grand Rapids Community College

Ryan Rea (Clarkston HS) - Adrian

David Steward (Clarkston HS) - Adrian

Jake Hendricks (Milan HS) - Saginaw Valley

Troy Merriman (Grandville HS) - Findlay

Josh Smith (Marysville HS) - Grand Valley

Matt Woloscyk (Taylor Kennedy HS) - Cincinnati 

Damon Ellis (Garden City HS) - Wabash Community College


Class of 2015

Collin Goslin (Divine Child HS) - Michigan


Class of 2016

Karl Kauffmann (Brother Rice HS) - Michigan

Dion Henderson (Divine Child HS) - Kentucky


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