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Texas Longhorns baseball lands 2019 RHP/SS Andre Duplantier

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The 6’2 pitcher is the latest addition to Texas’ 4th ranked 2019 recruiting class.

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Here’s an interesting stat — of the 25 commitments Texas baseball coach David Pierce has received, 15 have been pitchers at least 6’1 tall. The future Texas bull-pen is becoming crowded, and I can’t imagine renowned pitching guru Pierce would like it any other way.

2019 prospect Andre Duplantier is the latest arm to pledge to throw for the Longhorns. Like many Texas pledges, the 6-2, 185 pounder has some heat, as his fastball can reach 87 miles per hour. He compliments this with a change that has been praised by scouts and a slow breaking curve ball.

However, Duplantier isn’t simply a pitcher — he also has the potential to play in the field at the college level. Duplantier has ample potential at the plate, as he even participated in the Texas “Future Stars” Home Run Derby as a 14-year old.

The 16-year old played varsity baseball as a freshman last season for Summer Creek High School, according to MaxPreps. Duplantier appeared in nine games and had nine hits in 25 at bats. On the mound, he struck out nine in only 5.1 innings pitched and held a 1-0 record with a 3.94 ERA.

According to Perfect Game, Duplantier holds a 3.92 GPA, and the Houston native has been praised for his off the field actions in addition to his baseball talents.

“Probably his best attribute is the way he is received outside of baseball and the many involvements that he prides himself on,” Duplantier’s AAU coach Chip Ambres said.

Though the 2019 rankings have not added Duplantier or outfield commit Douglas Hodo, Texas still currently holds the 4th ranked recruiting class for 2019 on Perfect Game. With 10 commits already on board, Pierce’s work is already nearly finished for a group that won’t graduate high school for another two years.