Two SEC Schools Lead

C.C. Watson, one of the top pitchers not only in the state of Alabama but the southeast, has two Southeastern Conference schools at the top of his recruiting list.

"Mississippi State, Alabama, Southern Miss, LSU, Auburn, Okaloosa-Walton (Community College) and a lot of smaller schools have called me," said C.C. "I've received offers from Mississippi State and Alabama."

And as you would expect, the two schools that have offered are currently at the top of his list.

"I like Mississippi State and Alabama - they are pretty close," said 6-0, 185-pound lefthander.

Not only a great pitcher, C.C. is also a pretty good hitter. And both Mississippi State and Alabama are going to give him a chance to hit on the next level.

"They told me that they would let me play outfield and hit, too," said C.C.

After watching C.C. shut down the Midland Braves with great command of his curveball and fastball over the course of six innings during a game at the World Wood Bat 17U National Championship, his strengths as a pitcher were obvious.

"My strengths are that I'm a lefthander, my command (of my pitches) and my fastball (velocity)," said C.C. who maintained a consistent fastball velocity of 86-88 miles per hour (he topped out at 90) through the entire six innings against the Braves.

When asked if a 75/25 strikes/balls ratio is a normal game for him, C.C. said, "today was a good day, but I'm usually around that spot all the time."

During the Midland Braves game, he threw 69 pitches, 52 for strikes. Of the 15 curveballs he threw, 10 were strikes. Of his 54 fastballs, 42 were strikes. Another example of his control - he only threw four or more pitches to six of the twenty-four batters that he faced during his outing.

Numerous college recruiters and pro scouts were in attendance to watch this very promising lefty.

Keep it on for the latest updates on C.C. Watson.

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on the sports network. You can contact him by email at

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