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2020 RHP Travis Sthele commits to Texas baseball

The 'Horns earned a pledge from an in-state prospect with elite power from the mound.

Travis Sthele
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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.

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.