Brackman Wants To Play Both

Andrew Brackman, our preseason No. 78 prospect, is a two-sport star. He's set to take an official visit for baseball this weekend, but he's intent on playing both sports in college.

A lot of guys think they can play two sports. Andrew Brackman, a power forward from Moeller, knows he can play two sports.

A brief outing with the All-Ohio Red team in July, Brackman heated up as a basketball prospect. He's 6-8, athletic and plays hard; all the ingredients you need for a Division I high-major hoops scholarship but that's not the end of the story.

Brackman, when he's on the mound, cranks it up to 91 MPH. He throws four pitches and apparently throws them well because Arizona, Georgia Tech and South Carolina are in the mix for him on the diamond.

In fact, Brackman is going on an official baseball visit to Georgia Tech on September 20. Now, don't for a second think Paul Hewitt's is going to know he's on campus and not have a little conversation with him.

The issue of baseball and basketball in college is a little different than football and basketball. In order to play both sports, Brackman would have to sign a basketball grant. Should he sign just baseball, he would need to wait two years to play both sports. In essence, in order to play he has to count against the basketball team's scholarship cap.

"I know I'm going to play baseball," Brackman said. "I'm leaning towards both right now."

Both sports in college are a whole new list than just his baseball boys. Ohio State, North Carolina State, Dayton, Vanderbilt and Miami-OH comprise the two-sport list.

Right now, he doesn't have a single basketball only visit set up but each of the five schools will come and do an in-home visit with him next week.

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