2016 LHP Jason Garrett Talks MSU Camp

Tupelo (MS) High School class of 2016 lefthanded pitcher Jason Garrett recently camped at Mississippi State. He talked about the camp and his impressions of Mississippi State baseball.

  • Name: Jason Garrett
  • Classification: 2016
  • Position: LHP
  • Ht: Wt: 6-foot-0, 165
  • Bats-Throws: L/L
  • High School: Tupelo (MS) High School

  • Garrett mentioned some of the things that Mississippi State pitching coach Butch Thompson worked with him to improve during the camp.

    "He picked out my worse pitch and helped me with it," said the 15-year-old lefty. "He showed me how to put my finger on top (of the ball) and not reach as far. He also worked on my changeup and my curveball."

    Thompson was most impressed with two things while observing Garrett during his camp bullpen.

    "He liked my velocity and he liked my curveball," said Garrett, who consistently threw his fastball in the low 80s range with his curveball in the high 60s. "The curveball was his favorite pitch of my pitches."

    The baseball camp wasn't the first time that Garrett and Thompson had spoken.

    "I have been talking to Coach Thompson since a little before Christmas," said Garrett. "(Coach Thompson) found out that I am left-handed and he wanted to talk to me."

    Garrett has stayed in regular contact with the Bulldog pitching coach by phone.

    "He can't call me (due to the NCAA rules) but he wants me to call him every week," said Garrett.

    Having Mississippi State showing interest in him is, literally, a dream come true for the youngster.

    "It has always been my dream to pitch for Mississippi State baseball," said Garrett. "That's what I've always wanted to do."

    Although Mississippi State is at the top of his recruiting list, he's still going to check out other camps this coming summer.

    "I will probably go to other camps this summer but (Mississippi State) is where I want to be," said Garrett.

    Keep it on GenesPage.com for the latest news on this talented member of the class of 2016.

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