USC Tuesday landed a commitment from 2019 LHP RJ Dantin of Spartanburg. He once was committed to Duke. He also drew recruiting interest from Clemson, College of Charleston, LSU, Georgia Tech, NC State, Auburn and others. Perfect Game posted this scouting report on him from a Sunday morning outing at the 17u WWBA National Championship:
“Dantin pitched a complete game three-hitter with 12 strikeouts and was able to put any of the pitches in his repertoire wherever he wanted to and in any count. Dantin’s fastball sat in the 86-89 mph range early while gradually lessening a bit, but it is worth noting that he did bump an 88 mph fastball on his 95th pitch of the game. His curveball was his first secondary pitch that he showed and he located it well as mentioned mostly at the knees while being able to bury the pitch as well. His changeup has plenty of fade and is a nice offering to get righthanded hitter to chase out of the zone or roll over for soft contact. He stands at 6-foot-3 so it is expected that he gets plenty of angle and extension out in front, but it is never expected that a 6-foot-3 lefthander gets 7 ½ feet of extension adding two-plus mph of effective velocity to his pitches. His ceiling is extremely high.”
QB Brendon Clark of Midlothian, VA will announce his commitment Wednesday night around 7:00 PM. He has had Clemson, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Virginia Tech on his short list.
DE Byron Young of Laurel, MS committed to Alabama. He had Clemson and USC on his short list.