2016 OF Nick DiPonzio Camps At MSU

Tattnall Square Academy (Macon, GA) 2016 outfielder Nick DiPonzio attended Mississippi State's Sunday camp. DiPonzio talked about his camp experience.

  • Name: Nick DiPonzio
  • Position: Outfield
  • Ht: Wt: 6-foot, 180
  • Bats-Throws: L/R
  • High School: Tattnall Square Academy (Macon, GA)
  • Travel Team: Home Plate Baseball-Maldonado
  • Schools of Interest: Duke, Georgia Southern, Samford, Wake Forest

    DiPonzio, one of the most impressive players at the camp, liked everything about the Bulldog camp.

    "It was really good and I learned a lot," said the talented outfielder. "I liked a lot about it. I really liked the coaches, the campus. "

    According to DiPonzio, the MSU coaches also liked a lot of what they saw from him.

    "The coaches said they liked my swing and liked the way I played," said DiPonzio.

    He explained how he wound up attending the camp.

    "My family is friends with Mike Roberts, a former coach at (University of North Carolina)," said DiPonzio. "He told me about Mississippi State and that I should take some interest in it."

    DiPonzio liked what he saw during his camp experience and is hopeful Mississippi State may start showing recruiting interest in him.

    "Before this camp, they hadn't been showing interest in me," he said. "I really like a lot about Mississippi State. The people here. The atmosphere here seems really good. I like everything about their baseball program."

    Mississippi State's camp is one of several that DiPonzio has attended the past two years.

    "I did the University of Florida (camp) last weekend," he said. "Last year, I did Georgia Tech, Mercer and Samford."

    Although one of the reasons that he is attending the camps is the hope that it will help his recruiting, several teams have already started recruiting the talented youngster.

    "I have heard from Wake Forest, and Samford and Georgia Southern are also recruiting me," said DiPonzio. "Duke was really recruiting me but have backed off a little bit. I also had an offer from Kennesaw State up until December, (but) they put a deadline on it."

    Perfect Game rates DiPonzio a 9, which according to their rating system means he is a potential top-10 round draft pick and a highest level college prospect. He was selected to their Southeast Underclass Showcase Top Prospect Team.

    Last season, he hit .342 with 3 home runs, 19 RBI and 40 runs scored in 30 games. He struck out 14 times in 143 total at-bats. He had an on-base percentage of .519. He also stole 20 bases.

    Keep it on Scout.com as we continue to follow the recruitment of this very talented member of the class of 2016.

    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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