Storey Preparing for Baseball Season

With a verbal commitment and visit to Arkansas behind him, Ty Storey is shifting his focus to baseball season.

With a verbal commitment and visit to Arkansas behind him, Ty Storey is shifting his focus to baseball season.

Storey, the No. 11 quarterback in the class of 2015, committed to the Razorbacks last summer before leading Charleston to a 3A state title.

In the state championship game, he threw six touchdowns and was named the MVP. He also was a key cog on his basketball team's drive to the state championship game.

Since then, Storey has earned a plethora of awards and visited Fayetteville March 1 for Arkansas' Junior Day.

While on his visit, he said he enjoyed seeing the other recruits and how the coaches interact with them.

"Being around the coaches and seeing the family atmosphere was cool," Storey said. "They really do care about all the players, even after you've committed."

Arkansas started spring practice Sunday, but Charleston will not start its spring practice for a couple of months.

Instead, Storey had his first baseball practice Monday.

"It felt good, especially for not playing in two years," Storey said. "I threw pretty good and took some ground balls."

The Tigers' first game is Wednesday and the season could go through the middle of May if they make the state championship game. Storey will pitch and play third base this season.

Because of Charleston's small size, Storey will not have to worry about missing spring practice. The football team will work around the baseball team's schedule.

When he finishes baseball and gets back into football mode, Storey said he would have to work even harder this year because the Tigers lost several key pieces from their 2013 championship team, including their top receiver.

Storey said he doesn't have any specific plans for this summer, but he would definitely be attending some camps at Arkansas.

"I'm going to be in Fayetteville a lot," Storey said. "I'm trying to be around [offensive coordinator Jim] Chaney as much as possible."

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