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RHP Ty Madden commits to Texas baseball

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The top 100 recruit is a former Rice pledge.

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Right-handed pitcher Ty Madden committed to David Pierce and the Texas Longhorns on Monday night, according to Madden’s Twitter page.

The Cypress Ranch (Tx.) rising senior is ranked as the No. 67 overall recruit in the class of 2018, the No. 20 right-handed pitcher, and the No. 8 player in Texas.

“After lots of thoughts and prayers, I have decided I will be attending THE University of Texas to continue my baseball career,” Madden announced on Twitter.

Madden originally pledged to Rice in July 2016, and never publicly backed out of his commitment to the Owls until announcing he will be attending Texas.

Madden currently has a fastball in the low 90s. With a 6’4 frame and weighing a slender 190 pounds, Madden has potential to gain even more power from the mound.

In addition to his strong fastball, Madden also throws a curveball that one scout described as flashing “sharp biting action”.

The Houston native was given a 10 out of 10 rating by Perfect Game on June 16 at the Perfect Game National Showcase.

Madden plays for the prestigious Houston Banditos summer league team. The Banditos have also been the summer league home of several top Texas players, including Kody and Kacy Clemens.

At his high school, Madden plays first base and third in addition to pitching.

Madden will be a very high draft risk for the Longhorns due to his potential in addition to his elite ranking. Being able to sway the top 100 recruit from in-state rival Rice, however, is a sign that the ‘Horns are making positive progress in “taking back” the state of Texas.

Even without the addition of Madden being updated yet, the Longhorns currently have the No. 17 class in the nation for 2018. With Madden in the fold, Texas will have 16 commits for the class.