Class of 2012 Brian Mills Update

Magee High School outfielder Brian Mills is one of the top junior baseball players in the state of Mississippi. The three-sport standout stars on the diamond, the hardwood and serves as the starting quarterback for the Trojans. He spent some time this summer fine tuning his baseball skills and he believes some college options may come his way later this year.

"I played in the (State Games) this summer for District 6," said Brian Mills. "I played center field and right field. With my speed I can play center, but with my arm I can play right. I am willing to play whatever the team needs. I just want to play and help the team. I pitch some in high school, too, so I can help out there, too."

Mills is excited about Magee's chances this year. Based on the returning roster, the Trojans may be making some noise this spring.

"I feel like we have a lot of arms back from last year," said Mills "I think we are going to have a great season. We'll have to compete with Richland and Newton County. I had some good games against them last year, so I feel like if we can play well against them we have a good chance at district."

While just a junior, college baseball and football scouts are beginning to gather information about Mills as they begin ranking their 2012 prospects.

"I have gotten a lot of letters in baseball, but most of them are coming in football," said Brian. "Jackson State, Mississippi State, JCJC, Co-Lin and Belhaven are writing me in baseball. Ohio State, Texas, Vanderbilt, Clemson, JSU and Alcorn State are sending me some things about football."

Despite the interest in football, Mills plans to make his impact on the next level in baseball.

"I am a baseball man," said Brian. "I have always played it. I love all three sports, but baseball is my love. I really want to play college baseball, so that's what I am looking at right now."

When decision time comes, Mills plans to base his decision on the relationships he builds with future teammates.

"The things I like are great coaches and players than I can get along with," explained the Simpson County standout. "I don't have to stay close to home. I just want to find a good opportunity for myself."


Steve Robertson is a recruiting writer for MississippiHardball.com, an independent website that covers Mississippi baseball, including high school, junior college and travel team ball. He can be reached by email at therobertsonreport@hotmail.com.


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