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Class of 2018 OF/RHP Davis Ferguson

East Rankin (MS) Academy class of 2018 outfielder/right-hand pitcher Davis Ferguson talks with Gene's Page about attending the Mississippi State baseball camp and what colleges are recruiting him.

Why do you come to camps like this Mississippi State camp?
"To get noticed playing the game of baseball."

What other camps have you attended?
"I have been to Mississippi State a couple of times and I have been to Ole Miss a couple of times. I have also been to Meridian Junior College."

Describe yourself as a player?
"I need to get bigger, stronger and faster. I love to hit. That is what I want to do on the next level. I love playing in the outfield. I also pitch."

Where position do you play in the outfield?
"I play all three."

Who is showing interest in you, recruiting-wise?
"Meridian Community College, Hinds Community College, Ole Miss and now (Mississippi) State. Mississippi State is showing interest in me for the first time."

When you talk to the college coaches what do they say they like about you?
"Ole Miss likes my potential to be great. They think I can go not just to college but to the next level, Major League Baseball. They think I could be a power arm and get paid a lot of money and pitch a long time."

Are the college coaches keying on you as a hitter or pitcher?

What is your normal velocity as a pitcher?
"Last week at Ole Miss, I topped out at 88. At Meridian Community College I hit 89. I am usually around 87-88."

Is your fastball a two or four-seam?
"I throw both."

What are the velocities for both?
"My two seam is more around 83-84. My other velocity is my four-seam. My four-seam fastball rises."

Isn't it unusual for a fastball to rise?
"Yeah, I kind of throw mine three-quarter."

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