Nate Lowe Talks MSU Commitment

St. Johns River Community College sophomore baseball player Nate Lowe talks about his commitment to Mississippi State.

Lowe talked about his visit to Mississippi State.

"I was there on Monday," said Lowe, who is 6-foot-4, 235 pounds. " I was extremely impressed with the facilities. I got to meet all of the coaches. I had lunch with Butch Thompson. It was nice to get in there and talk to all of the coaches one-on-one. Having a good relationship with the coaches is very important. It is important they think of me as a person, not just a name on the lineup. I also had dinner with (senior baseball player) Wes Rea."

At the conclusion of the visit, he knew Mississippi State was the right fit for him.

"I was supposed to go on a couple of visits to ACC and SEC schools but after I saw Dudy Noble Field, their weight room and all of the stuff that State had to offer I really couldn't pass that up," said Lowe. "Their facilities, the coaching and all the tools they have to offer to help me grow as a player, I really couldn't pass it up."

He also liked the fact that they play in the Southeastern Conference.

"They are an SEC power and the SEC is the best conference in America," said the lefthanded power-hitting first baseman. "I can't wait to get there and play against those caliber teams."

What Wes Rea told him about the Mississippi State players also impressed him.

"Wes talked to me about how tight all the guys are together," said Lowe. "They have formed a bond and hang out with each other whether it be practice or their free time. It's nice to have teammates that you have strong relationships with inside or outside of baseball."

Another aspect of the Mississippi State program that put them over the top was the fan support.

"The fan support they have is really cool," said Lowe. "I have seen pictures of SEC weekends and Super Bulldog Weekend. And you know how full it gets those weekends. It's nice to not only have my family cheering for me but to also have a lot of people pulling for me. Whether it is through our successes or failures, there are 1,000s of people there pulling for us. I am really looking forward to that."

Lowe, who prepped at Pope High School in Marietta, GA, had several other major programs recruiting him.

"The last couple of months I have received calls from Indiana, South Carolina, Florida State, South Florida and Central Florida but I knew Mississippi State was the right place for me."

Lowe, who played his freshman season at Mercer before transferring to St. Johns River Community College, is currently leading junior college baseball in home runs and RBI with 10 and 34 in 26 games. He is batting .345.

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