Texas Longhorns baseball has gained another talented in-state prospect, as 2020 RHP Travis Sthele announced on his Twitter Sunday that he has committed to the 'Horns.
Humbled and excited to announce I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at the University of Texas! #HookEm pic.twitter.com/gvmoilS34G— Travis Sthele (@TravisSthele) December 10, 2017
The San Antonio native is currently a sophomore at Reagan High School and plays for the South Texas Sliders summer team. Sthele already stands at 6'0, 175 pounds at only 16 years old.
That size translates into dominant power on the mound. Sthele's fastball reaches up to 90 miles per hour, which is in the 99.50 percentile for his class.
Sthele plays shortstop in addition to pitching, but was mostly utilized on the mound for Reagan High School's varsity team in 2017. As a freshman, Sthele went 3-1 with a 2.95 ERA.
Sthele also plays quarterback for Reagan and threw for 1,608 yards and 18 touchdowns this season on the varsity team. Interestingly enough, Sthele is just one of several high-level high school quarterbacks to commit to Texas baseball — current Texas freshman Kamron Fields, 2018 commits Alec Carr and Greyson Lemke, and 2019 commit Cam Constantine all have experience at QB on the gridiron.
Sthele is Texas' fourth commitment for 2020, and the first right-handed pitcher in the class. The Longhorns are currently ranked as the No. 20 class in the nation for 2020.