U of L baseball lands two big '17 commits

The University of Louisville baseball team has landed a pair of top commitments in the Class of 2017 this week. Outfielder Roy Thurman and left-handed pitcher Michael Kirian have both confirmed they committed to the Cardinals. Both are members of the Class of 2017, giving U of L nine commitments in the current sophomore class.

In college baseball recruiting, it's all about the future.

And it appears Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell and his staff have a good handle on the future of the Cardinals' program.

Louisville added a pair of commitments this week from the Class of 2017, bringing the number of commitments in the current sophomore class to nine.

The latest additions were Indianapolis North Central outfielder Roy Thurman and New Riegel, Ohio, left-handed pitcher Michael Kirian.

The 6-foot, 190 pound Thurman is ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the state of Indiana by Prep Baseball Report. He also plays quarterback for the football team.

Thurman ran a 6.89 60 this year.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Kirian already has a fastball that ranges between 82-85 mph and threw a perfect game on Monday in the season opener for New Riegel.

U of L's recruiting class in 2015 ranks No. 17 in the nation by Perfectgame.org, while the 2016 class checks in at No. 22 with nine commitments. Perfect Game hasn't ranked the '17 class but six of the nine prospects are ranked among the top 200 nationally.

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