2013 RHP Showing Interest in Three

One of the top junior pitchers in Alabama, Sparkman High School right-handed pitcher Austin Sexton, has received recruiting interest from colleges across the nation. He's now narrowed his list down to three schools.

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Colleges throughout the nation have sent multiple letters to the righty.

"I've received letters from Mississippi State, Auburn, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Maryland, LSU, Ole Miss and UCF," said the 6-1, 160-pounder. "I think I have gotten a couple from North Carolina and also a couple from Washington where my mom is from."

Sexton talked about why he's received interest and offers from numerous colleges.

"Coaches like that I can be effective with all three pitches," said the youngster who consistently throws his fastball in the high 80s. "I'm not one-pitch oriented; I can throw all three pitches for strikes. I'm consistent with my command."

Several coaches have already extended scholarship offers.

"I've gotten scholarship offers from Troy, UAB, South Alabama, Mississippi State and Auburn," said Sexton, who has unofficially visited Mississippi State and Auburn and attended camps at Troy, UAB and Ole Miss.

Sexton has narrowed his list down to three colleges.

"I would have to go with Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss," said Sexton, who plays summer ball with the Memphis-based Dulins Dodgers. "I would say they are pretty even because they have all shown very good interest."

He explained why those three have made his final cut.

"I like those three because they are all very good baseball schools, they all have the right type of coaches that I like, and I think I would fit in well with their programs," said Sexton. "I think the programs are headed in the right direction with all those schools."

He plans on choosing a college in the very near future, possibly as early as this month.

"My family and I have talked about it and we are going to wait until after Jupiter, which starts next Thursday," said Sexton. "Then, we are going to let everything that happens happen and then make a decision."

He talked about the process he will use when making his final college choice.

"It's not going to just be a personal decision for me; it's going to be a family decision," said Sexton. "It's going to be a place where my family and I all feel comfortable. It's going to be a place where I feel I will fit in and feel comfortable. And a place where I feel like I can compete as a freshman, even if it's just pitching an out in a game. I just want to be able to compete as a freshman and be able to play."

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