Sy, entering his junior year at Olney (Ill.) Central College, batted .385 with seven home runs and 24 stolen bases as a freshman. A connection with ULM assistant Cory Barton sparked Sy's interest in heading south.
"One of our volunteer coaches last year played at Memphis with Coach Barton," Sy said. "He gave me a call over the summer and he's been on me all summer. I took a visit and I liked it. I want to be down south in good weather."
Sy's solid offensive numbers aside, his top quality is his glove work.
"Defense, that's my strong point," Sy said. "Defense and running – using my speed. I can swing it a little bit, but that's a learning curve there. I think as time goes on, I'll be a better hitter."
Sy is a product of Mt. Zion, Ill., where he attended high school. He said he chose ULM after considering Sun Belt rival South Alabama, along with Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Indiana State, Dayton, Valparaiso and Oral Roberts.
Sy plans to sign with ULM in November.
Other confirmed commitments include LSU-Eunice outfielder Les Aulds of West Monroe along with former LSU and Calvary Baptist pitcher/first baseman Randy Zeigler, who has transferred to Bossier Parish Community College.