Cody Freeman Commits to Mississippi State

West Lauderdale High School catcher Cody Freeman (6-0, 175), who led the state of Mississippi in home runs this past season with 16, has verbally committed to Mississippi State head baseball coach Ron Polk.

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"I committed to Mississippi State on July 1st," said Cody, who chose MSU over interest from Arkansas, South Alabama, Ole Miss, Alabama and Southern Miss. "(MSU head coach) Ron Polk called me July 1st and was talking to me and I committed then. He was ready for me to come on right then (laugh)."

He explained why he decided to go ahead and commit despite it being so early in the recruiting process.

"Mississippi State was where I wanted to go to from the start and they offered me the night of the (East Coast Professional Showcase) tryout (at Mississippi State)," he said. "I thought about it (for a couple of weeks) and decided to go ahead and take the opportunity when I had it."

One of the top hitters in the state of Mississippi, Cody hit .480 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 35 games last season.

With the addition of Cody, Mississippi State now has three commitments, including highly-touted Baton Rouge, Louisiana lefthanded pitcher/first baseman Forrest Moore (6-3, 190) and the top pitching prospect in the state of Mississippi, hard-throwing righthanded pitcher Michael Busby (6-1, 185).

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