Class of 2020 Kellum Clark camped at Mississippi State Sunday

Jackson Academy (Jackson, MS) class of 2020 Kellum Clark, who has a very smooth swing, camped at Mississippi State's Sunday Labor Day Baseball Camp.

  • Name: Kellum Clark
  • Classification: 2020
  • Position: Infielder/Righthand Pitcher
  • Ht: Wt: 6-foot-3, 196
  • Bats-Throws: L-R
  • High School: Jackson Academy (Jackson, MS)
  • Schools of Interest: Mississippi State, others

One of the top hitters at the Mississippi State Labor Day Baseball Camp Sunday was Jackson Academy freshman infielder Kellum Clark. He has been receiving a lot of interest from the Mississippi State baseball coaches and decided to showcase his hitting talent at the camp.

"The coaches have a lot of interest in me and they said they wanted me to come up here and showcase my skills, so I did," said Clark.

With a very smooth swing that generates a lot of pop, he feels like he did ok at the camp.

"I tried my best and I hope that I did fine," said the very humble youngster.

While the MSU coaches have obviously liked what they have seen from Clark, he, in turn, likes Mississippi State.

"I love Mississippi State," said Clark. "I have been a fan of Mississippi State since I was a little kid. I have been coming to their camps since I was 4-years-old."

He has taken what he has learned at the camps and worked hard the past couple of years to refine his God-gifted hitting talent.

"When I was 13-years-old I started to get the hang of hitting," said Clark, who is 15-years-old. "And I have been really getting after it since then. I work hard at it, try to keep my head down, stay humble and put it in God's hand. And He will guide my way."

And that hard work has paid off because he was the youngest starter on the Jackson Academy varsity baseball team as the only 8th grader on the team, hitting .340 with 8 doubles, 1 triple while knocking in 21 runs.

Although Clark preferred not talking about his recruitment when asked about it, Perfect Game shows on his PG profile Mississippi State, LSU, Ole Miss, Alabama, Louisiana-Lafayette and Southern Miss as D-I schools of interest.

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network.

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