Recruiting News Around Pennsylvania

There have been a number of prospects who have made commitments or who have signed their NLI over the past few weeks. Only one of those is a prospect from the Class of 2014.

RichterTommy Richter, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound SS from Conestoga HS has announced his commitment to Penn State. Richter is the No. 11 ranked player in the Class of 2014 and gives the Nittany Lions a good start on their 2014 recruiting class. Richter will be the subject of an upcoming story.

Von KielThe remaining announcements come from the Class of 2013.

Kolten Von Kiel, C, Home Schooled
Von Kiel is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound C who is homeschooled. He plays his summer baseball with the Pottstown Spartans. Von Kiel has plus power at the plate, has touched 90 mph from the mound and has shown consistent pop times of 2.00 or better. Von Kiel is the No. 64 ranked player in the Class of 2013. He has signed with DII power Kutztown.

DonnellyPatrick Donnelly, SS, Liberty HS
Donnelly is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound SS/2B from Liberty HS. He was named to the AAAA All-State Team in 2012 following a season in which he batted .488 for the Hurricanes. Donnelly finished the season with two home runs, 31 runs, 30 RBI and 19 stolen bases. He was charged with just one error in 15 games at shortstop. Donnelly has signed with Lehigh University.

ZimmermanTy Zimmerman, SS, Punxsutawney HS
Zimmerman is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound right handed hitter who was the top middle infield prospect at the Western PA Top Prospect Showcase in August. He exhibited advanced defensive skills and a strong arm (80mph). He ran a 7.35 60-yard dash and had a bat exit speed velo of 79mph. He produced consistent line drives to all fields while showing gap power during his round of batting practice. Zimmerman has signed with DII power Slippery Rock University.


Other players from the Class of 2013 who recently made commitments or signed are:

Nolan Roberts, LHP/1B, Fairview HS (St. Bonaventure)

Ian Conwell, SS, Lansdale Catholic HS (Lackawanna)

Austin DiBonaventure, SS/2B, Plymouth-Whitemarsh HS (Chestnut Hill)

Zach Schwartz, OF, Bensalem Township HS (Bloomsburg)

Nick Hogan, OF, Wyoming Valley West HS (Iona)

For a complete list of college commitments from the Class of 2013 and 2014, CLICK HERE. Send all Pennsylvania recruiting news to PA Director of Scouting - Greg Williams.