Erstad Snags Another

Darin Erstad might not have more than two months of recruiting experience to his name, but the new Nebraska head coach is working fast. On Wednesday, news broke of another 2012 commitment, this time from the state of Arkansas.

Nebraska head baseball coach Darin Erstad told Big Red Report yesterday in an interview, the Huskers are looking for Midwest type baseball players. Players that want to work hard each and every single day.

When you talk to Arkansas product Ethan Garlington, you get the idea that is what he's all about.

The shortstop, who plays for Greenbrier high school, committed to Nebraska yesterday after a stop in Nebraska the last couple of days.

"Honestly the coaches were great. Coach Erstad and Coach Bolt are amazing. They know the game, they have been in the game," said Garlington. "Coach Erstad was in the pros, so he knows what it's going to take for me to get where I want to go. I loved the campus and the facilities. I just felt that it was a right fit for me.

"I loved the field, I played a game on it Tuesday. I loved the locker room, it's super nice. I didn't see the indoor, but I'm sure it's going to be nice as well."

Garlington this summer has been playing for the Arkansas Express, a showcase team featuring some of the top talent in the south. The team, who just wrapped up their summer, finsihed 31-2 overall, winning the 2011 Best 12 West World Series. They also won an All-American tournemant, where Coach Bolt first spotted Garlington.

"We had a good summer," the shortstop. "I don't know my stats off the top of my head. I don't get caught up in that stuff, I just go out and play the game. I have fun and don't keep up with it."

The soon to be senior was also drawing interest from LSU, TCU, Arkansas, Missouri, Missouri State, Creigton, Oral Roberts, and several others.

"I had a lot of schools showing me interest. Those would be sort of the top ones," said Garlington. "I can't really remember all the schools have reached out to me."

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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