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Texas baseball closes out 2021 class

“We did a very good job identifying the needs in this class.”

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COLLEGE BASEBALL: FEB 23 Boise State at Texas Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Texas Longhorns’ baseball team welcomed 10 new members today.

Notably, eight of the newly signed recruits are Lone Star State natives.

“I learned a long time ago that when you think you have enough pitching, recruit more. That’s exactly what our staff did,” Pierce said. “[Recruiting coordinator Sean Allen] and [assistant coach Philip Miller] did an outstanding job of finding seven arms that prepare well and compete. All of these young men have great character and work ethic. They will arrive on the Forty Acres ready to contribute to the future success of Texas baseball.”

Indeed. The 2021 class include six right-handed pitchers and one left-handed pitcher.

Right-handed pitchers include Jack Arthur out of Flower Mound High School, Alec Grossman out of Lake Travis High School in Austin, Jace Hutchins out of Blinn High School in College Station, Cameron O’Banan out of Dripping Springs High School, Joshua Stewart out of St. Dominic Savio Catholic School in Georgetown, and Carson McKinney, who hails from Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, Alabama. Luke Harrison out of Lutheran South Academy in Friendswood is the lone left-handed pitcher in the 2021 class.

The Longhorns also signed infielder Gavin Kash out of Monsignor Kelly Catholic School in Sour Lake and outfielders Gage Wakefield and Ace Whitehead out of Bullard and Lampasas high schools, respectively.

“I also feel we did a very good job identifying the needs in this class, outside of pitching. Ace Whitehead and Gage Wakefield have a chance to be fixtures in our outfield for years to come. Both compete, both run well and are very athletic. The future is bright for both young men on and off the field and we are thrilled to have them joining our program. Gavin Kash adds another dimension to the class of 2021. He is a left-handed hitter with power and the ability to hit the ball to all fields. Gavin is also a very good first baseman,” Pierce continued.

For a breakdown of each signee’s background, visit Texas Sports.