Checking-in with Ohio's Top Uncommitted 2012 Prospect



Loveland’s Reed Schlesner, the 23nd ranked player in the Class of 2012, finds himself as the top uncommitted prospect in Ohio.

After playing on Baseball U out of New Jersey this summer with Toledo St. John’s Jesse Adams (20th ranked - Boston College recruit), Schlesner is playing for the Midwest Redbirds this fall.

Consequently, he has a wide and varied list of potential college destinations.

As of this weekend, Schlesner says, “I am currently considering Ohio State, Miami, Kent State, and a few other schools that are in the ACC and Big East.”

Schlesner has specific criteria for his upcoming decision.

“I am looking for a school that will provide me with an opportunity to excel both academically and athletically. Additionally, I want to attend a school that is in a competitive conference and one that gives me the ability to make an impact my freshman year.”

For his career, the versatile prospect has hit .330 for Loveland with 20 steals, 46 runs, 50 hits, and a .477 on base percentage. In addition, he was named the Defensive Player of the Year for his high school team this past spring.

With sub 6.7 speed and velocity that registers in the upper 80’s from the outfield, Schlesner is known for his defensive abilities.

“I feel like my arm strength and speed are my two biggest strengths physically, and I always find a way to get on base to help my team. I also feel like my work ethic and dedication have helped me immensely throughout the years.”

While he ponders his future commitment, Schlesner notes, “During the off season, I am going to work on my arm strength and jumps on steals. My main goal individually is to reach 90 mph from the outfield during the 2012 season.”

Next summer, Schlesner will be staying closer to home and playing with the Ohio Elite.