Prep Baseball Report

Commitment Tracker: In-State Division I Signees

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

The early signing period for NCAA schools allows prospects that have committed to put pen to paper, making the commitment official and biding.  PBR works to track commitments of high school and junior college players, adding to a search-able database that can be used by players as they are working to get a feel for the process, how schools of interest approach recruiting, and to see how similar players have faired at their selected schools.

Based on a three year study from 2016 – 20219, PBR Scouts estimate the state of North Carolina will typically produce approximately 500 college baseball players with each graduating class.  Over the past couple of years, the state of North Carolina has seen that number drop, as schools at every level of college are working to manage their roster with players receiving extra years based on COVID-19 interruptions in seasons.

During the three year study, less than 50% of the players in NC that would go on to play college baseball had committed by the time of the early signing period.  Those numbers seemed to stand-up over the past couple of COVID years.  This fall, the class of 2022 saw 209 players in North Carolina committed to play college baseball at the early signing period.

CLICK HERE to see the full list of North Carolina commitments

CLICK HERE to see the Recruiting EssentialsCommitment Trends III” article, with links to the 1st two years of info as well.

Below we take a look at some of the recruiting classes with North Carolina High School Players.  The state is littered with programs that will compete for conference and national championships.  The defending Division II National Champion, Wingate University, works hard in their home state, securing talent.  The biggest reward can be claimed by rosters full of North Carolina players.


In-State Division I Commits


We started our look at NC commitments with players that committed to Power 5 programs.  Today we dive into the In-State Division I commits, outside of the Power 5.  Baseball is a unique sport where the biggest prize can be claimed by “Power Majors” or “Mid-Majors”.  These tags may not be fair because the bottom line is they can play.  Several in-state schools will be looking to add championships and regional appearances in the coming years with the class of 2022 as a big part of the success.  Others will be looking for the 2022 class to be the jump start to return the program to notoriety. 

*The commitments listed below are not official.  This list was compiled by information posted by players, high schools, and the universities during the signing period.

Commitment Tracker: Power 5 Signees (released 11/23/21)




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