Prep Baseball Report

Commitment Tracker: Power 5 Early 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 fared 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.


Power 5 Early Signings


While there are many levels that players can go to and become successful, the Power 5 conferences tend to land a lot of the top talent across the country.  In North Carolina, players have a ton of options with the ACC featured in the same state, as well as short drives to several SEC contenders.  Today we take a look at some of the talent scheduled to attend Power 5 schools after their 2022 graduations.

*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.





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