Commits to MSU

Hoover (AL) High School senior middle infielder Sam Frost has committed to Mississippi State.

"I committed to Mississippi State a week ago," said Frost. "I (unofficially) visited Mississippi State, I think it was August 7th, a Wednesday. I loved it there when I visited."

He explained why he chose Mississippi State.

"(MSU head) Coach (John) Cohen said he really liked me and wanted me in their program and they offered me," said Frost. "And ever since I was little I have wanted to play SEC ball. I committed to them about a week and a half later."

According to Frost, the coaches at State liked several things about his game.

"All the (MSU) coaches had seen me at games and came away with good things to say about me," said Frost, who played his summer ball with the Excel Blue Wave, a team that is coached by former MSU baseball player Steve Gendron. "(Mississippi State pitching) Coach (Butch) Thompson told me that when he talked to Coach Cohen he told him that he really liked my glove. And when Coach Cohen saw me hitting, he really like that."

Frost chose Mississippi State over several other interested colleges.

"UAB offered me, Samford had called and was talking to me," said Frost. "Dartmouth recruited me. I also received a call from LSU but that was after I committed to Mississippi State."

Frost is not only a great baseball player, but a great student in the classroom as well.

"I'm thinking about majoring in math, but I'm really not sure," said Frost, who has a 4.05 gpa. "I've also thought about going into Architecture and majoring in that."

Sam Frost is Mississippi State's ninth commitment. The others are ....

  • South Panola (MS) High School first baseman Ethan Bright
  • Tupelo (MS) High School righthanded pitcher Chris Stratton
  • Briarwood Christian (AL) infielder/righthanded pitcher Ben Bracewell
  • Benjamin Russell (AL) High School righthanded pitcher Kendall Graveman
  • Cleburne County (AL) High School lefthanded pitcher C.C. Watson
  • Neshoba Central (MS) HIgh School outfielder/righthanded pitcher Donnie Tabb
  • Hartselle (AL) High School lefthanded pitcher Luke Bole
  • Blinn (TX) College outfielder Trey Johnson

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