The hot start on the recruiting trail for new Texas Longhorns baseball coach David Pierce continued on Sunday evening with a pledge from 2018 Sugar Land Kempher shortstop Alec Carr.
The 6’0, 165-pounder is something of an unknown at this point, as he’s not currently ranked by Perfect Game USA as Pierce continues to target players who don’t profile as draft risks. However, he did have a strong sophomore season, hitting .364 and stealing 20 bases without getting caught stealing. Carr hits and throws right handed.
In his first game as a varsity player this spring, Carr hit a walk-off grand slam to go along with a .450 average during the opening week of his high school career and eight RBIs, seven runs, and five stolen bases.
The quarterback for the Kempner football team, Carr is undersized for the position, but shows good athleticism and the arm strength that allows him to hit 86 miles per hour on the baseball diamond.
Carr is only the third commitment to a class that sorely needed the addition of some position players, as left-handed pitcher Thomas Burbank and righty Justin Quinn are Pierce’s only other pledges for 2018. With Carr’s commitment not yet updated, Texas’ 2018 recruiting class ranks at 56th in the nation right now.