Commits To MSU

Blinn (TX) College outfielder Trey Johnson has committed to Mississippi State.

"I committed to Mississippi State yesterday," said Trey. "I called and told coach Lane Burroughs and he was ecstatic. He came to see us practice yesterday, so it was a pretty sweet deal."

He explained his reasoning for committing to Mississippi State.

"I took an unofficial visit there and was completely sold on it after that," said Trey. "I liked everything about Mississippi State from the facilities, the backing they give the baseball program at Mississippi State, the history at Mississippi State and they play in the SEC. They are going to give me a chance to come in and compete for a spot."

And Trey's not the only one happy with the commitment.

"My parents are 100% supportive of me," said the 5-11, 185-pounder. "There were real excited when I called them and told them I committed. It's all just a dream come true for me. I always wanted to play in one of the major conferences like the SEC or the Big 12. Mississippi State is just the place for me."

Blinn College head baseball coach Harvey McIntyre describes what kind of player Mississippi State is getting.

"While he has outstanding athletic ability and is a great player, what sets him apart is that he has the 'It' factor," said Coach McIntyre. "He carries himself like he's already a big leaguer. He's the kind of guy who can play in front of 15,000 people. He's got that kind of makeup."

And Trey's not only a great athlete, but he's also great academically.

"He's not only good athletically, but he's also great in the classroom with a 3.9 gpa," said McIntyre. "He's probably going to be an Academic All-American."

All in all, McIntyre feels MSU got a great one in Trey.

"He's just a very special kid and player who comes from an outstanding family.

"Trey and Mississippi State are a great fit."

Last year, Trey, who bats and throws lefthanded, hit .361 with 12 doubles, 11 home runs and 36 RBI. He plays centerfield.


Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.


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