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Dual-threat-QB-turned-catcher Cam Constantine commits to Texas

The 2019 in-state product is another big grab for the Texas baseball team.

Cam Constantine fields a ball as catcher.
Cam Constantine

Cam Constantine threw for over 1,000 yards this fall and rushed for nearly 900 more as a sophomore at McKinney North High School. On Tuesday, the 2019 recruit committed to play baseball for David Pierce’s Texas Longhorns team.

Just like that, Texas baseball has more dual-threat quarterback commits than the football team does.

It all started on July 14th, when David Pierce received his first-ever commitment as Texas head coach. Three-star 2017 quarterback Kameron Fields pledged to play outfield for the ‘Horns, spurning football offers from the likes of Iowa and Indiana.

The gridiron-to-diamond momentum continued in the 2018 class when speedy Kempner’s Alec Carr decided to commit to Texas as a shortstop.

After the 2017 and 2018 baseball recruiting class landed a quarterback, 2019 now has it’s pigskin representative in the talented Constantine. A switch-hitter who can play nearly everywhere in the field, Constantine could be a glue guy in the future for Texas. His potential at catcher is particularly intriguing, considering there isn’t currently a lot of depth at the position, nor a clear heir to former star Tres Barrera.

A recurring theme among Pierce’s recruits is that many have developed, college-ready frames even in high school. Constantine is no exception, as he boasts solid size for being 16 years old, standing at six feet tall and 185 pounds.

The McKinney native currently plays for the Dallas Tigers AAU team, an organization which has turned out dozens of Division I recruits. Constantine’s most notable assets he brings to the team are his speed and his hitting abilities. At a WWBA tournament in August, the nimble sophomore stole five bases and his for a .318 average.

Constantine is currently rated as the 56th best player in Texas for the class of 2019, and the eighth-best catcher in Texas by Perfect Game. At this point, he has low draft risk out of high school, but high potential — the exact kind of recruit a coach looks for.

The Longhorns currently have a top 10 recruiting class for the 2019 season, with 10 total commits. Constantine plays an important role in the group, as he is the first catcher in the class and has more speed than any other pledge.

Now all David Pierce has to do is keep all these dual-sport recruits away from Tom Herman.