Junior catcher and outfielder Mark Coffers (6-0 180) of Naples, FL de-committed from Ole Miss and committed to USC at the end of September according to the Naples Daily News. Coffers also considered Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Florida and East Carolina according to PerfectGame.com.
Coffers batted .280 last season in 24 games, with 13 RBIs and 18 runs scored. Barron Collier (21-5) was eliminated by Naples last year in the playoffs.
Here’s the PerfectGame.com scouting report on Coffers:
Medium athletic build, good present strength with room for more. Athletic and versatile defensive player, ran 6.77 at the PG Junior National Showcase and shows very good arm strength. Young catching actions but the tools are there with more repetitions and coaching, plays the outfield and could probably play infield as well. Right handed hitter, spread stance with a big leg raise and high hand load, foot tends to get down late, stays balanced and creates strength in his swing, good hand path to the ball and makes consistent hard line drive contact, has the hitting tools to develop, especially as a primary catcher. Excellent student.
Coffers is USC’s 11th commitment for the 2016 class.