Head coach David Pierce and the Texas Longhorns baseball program landed a commitment from star Houston Episcopal shortstop/right-handed pitcher Tanner Witt on Friday:
#40AcresFamily pic.twitter.com/5zZcBrLfNn— David Pierce (@DP5hookem) December 7, 2018
Hook’em pic.twitter.com/ehRPuGJ1Fr— Tanner Witt (@wittnesstwitty) December 7, 2018
The 6’5, 195-pounder is a potential two-way player for Texas — assuming that he makes it to campus, as he’s good enough to earn significant consideration from major league organizations following his senior season.
Witt has a fastball that currently tops out at 90 miles per hour, along with a curveball and a changeup. At the plate, he has significant potential.
All told, he was ranked as the top player in the state in 2017, according to Prep Baseball Report:
+ Holding on to the No. 1 Ranking is SS/RHP Tanner Witt (Episcopal HS). Still uncommitted, Witt has an athletic, projectable, long-limbed frame at 6-foot-4, 185-pounds. As a two-way standout, Witt helped lead Episcopal HS to an SPC State Championship this past spring. He has smooth footwork and quick actions on the infield with a fast exchange and ability to play on the run. On the mound, the right-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a clean arm stroke. His fastball usually sits 88-90 mph, but there is more velocity to come in the future. Also has a good feel for both a curveball at 73-75 mph, and a changeup at 78-79 mph.