2016 RHP Easton McGee Update

Hopkinsville (KY) High School 2016 RHP Easton McGee took an unofficial visit to Mississippi State this past Saturday. He talks about the visit as well as how his recruiting is going.

  • Name: Easton McGee
  • Classification: 2016
  • Position: RHP
  • Ht: Wt: 6-foot-5, 180
  • Bats-Throws: R/R
  • High School: Hopkinsville (KY) High School
  • Schools of Interest: Kentucky, Mississippi State, Murray State, Western Kentucky

    Mississippi State just recently started recruiting the talented righthander.

    "(They started recruiting me) two weeks ago," said McGee. "They saw me at Ft. Myers (at the Perfect Game WWBA Underclassmen World Championship) and talked to my summer coach. They (also) talked to my high school coach and my pitching coach and told them to have me call them. I called coach (Nick) Mingione."

    Mingione then set up the unofficial visit.

    "He said he wanted me to come down for a visit so they could show me the campus and see everything," said McGee.

    McGee came away impressed with what he saw at Mississippi State.

    "They have a really good baseball team," he said. "Their campus and their facilities are really nice. All the coaches were nice. I liked it."

    Before leaving, McGee was able to sit down with Mississippi State head coach John Cohen.

    "He showed me information about their program and asked me to keep in touch with them," said McGee.

    The MSU coaches told McGee what they liked about him as a pitcher.

    "They said that they like my height, my frame, my arm slot, the break on my ball and that I have the potential to be really good," said McGee, who throws his two-seam fastball in the 83-85 range, topping out at 86.

    Mississippi State is one of several college campuses that McGee has unofficially visited.

    "I have also visited the University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University and Murray State University," he said.

    Three of the four schools that he has visited have offered him a scholarship.

    "I have offers from the University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University and Mississippi State University," said McGee.

    McGee is very happy about having three offers despite being just a sophomore in high school.

    "It's early to have offers but I like it," he said. "It's cool."

    Keep it on GenesPage.com/Scout.com as we continue to follow McGee's recruitment.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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