MSU Baseball Commit Visits Mississippi State

Fairhope (AL) High School junior middle infielder Garrett Pitts, a Mississippi State commitment, unofficially visited State during Super Bulldog Weekend.

"The atmosphere was wonderful, seeing all those great Bulldog fans - Bulldogs being Bulldogs," said Pitts, who took in the visit with teammate and friend Daryl Norris, a junior pitcher that Mississippi State is recruiting. "As Jack Cristil always says, you can wrap it in Maroon and White."

A commitment since earlier in the year, he's really enjoyed each time that he has come back to State.

"I've been to a lot of camps here and been back a lot, and since I committed the players have really made me feel at home and have been very friendly to me," said the 5-11, 180-pound youngster.

With the Alabama playoffs going on it might be a few weeks before he gets the chance to come back to Mississippi State for another visit.

"We're 2-0 in the playoffs right now and have to win four more (two-out-of-three) series to win the state championship," said Pitts, who is hitting in the .410 range with 7 home runs, 14 doubles and 3 triples.

Not only a good hitter, he's also helped his team with his fielding and give-it-all attitude on the baseball field.

"Coaches say that I'm a throw-back player who is very aggressive and gives it 110%," said Pitts. "I'm not afraid to go deep in the six-hole to get a ball and throw out guys. My arm is not the strongest, but I've been told that I have a quick release and pretty good range."

And several college coaches, in addition to the Mississippi State staff, agrees with him about his attitude and fielding ability.

"After I committed to State, I started receiving letters from Ole Miss," said Pitts. "The week after I committed to Mississippi State, I received four letters in one week from Ole Miss. Then they sent me two or three more. I had planned on responding to them, but never did. I guess they decided to stop when they never heard from me. And UAB also sent me a letter recently."

And based on how happy he is with his Mississippi State commitment decision there's really no reason for any other school to continue to recruit him.

"I'm as happy as a turtle on a fence post," said Pitts with a laugh. More seriously though, he said, "The Good Lord has really blessed me because he's put me in such a great situation."

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