The OU Baseball team is expected to sign a banner class in the early signing period in early November. The following is a list of top recruits who will sign with OU and who might sign with the Sooners.
1) Devin Shepperd, OF, Oxnard, California: Committed. Shepperd is regarded one of the top 100 prospects in the country and one of the best prep players in the country. A power hitter deluxe, Shepperd is expected to be drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft in the first or second round. If he falls to the second, the Sooners just might get him. But it is a longshot he ever makes it OU. However, Shepperd says great things about the Sooners and continues to tell anybody that will talk to him that he is thinking hard about going to college and playing at OU. OU hopes that happens.
2) Bryant Hernandez, SS, 5'9 Ventura St. Bonaventure, California: Committed to OU over Arizona, Arizona State, Texas Tech and Texas. Hernandez is ranked the best fielding shortstop in California, as well as all of high school baseball. Because of his size he will not be a high draft pick, but he plays like a high draft choice. He can hit anywhere in the lineup, outside of the four and five hole, but will primarly be a first, second, third or nine guy in the lineup. Hernandez hit .433, with two homers (five last year) and 24 RBIs. He was also 19-for-19 on stolen base attempts.
3) Aaron Baker, C/1B, Denton, Texas: Committed. Chose OU over Texas, Arkansas and Tulane. Power-hitter who hit .480 with five homers and 35 RBIs last year.
4) Andrew Doyle, RHP, 6'3, 195, 4.8, Rock Island Alleman, Illinois: Committed. Chose OU over Illinois, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Georgia Tech. Is the starting quarterback on his high school team. Power pitcher who will vie for a starting spot in the rotation.
5) Tanner Chitwood, LHP, 6'5, 225, Sulpher, Oklahoma: Committed. Chose OU over Texas A&M, Arkansas and OSU. A power lefthanded arm with a killer change-up, which plays off his 88 to 92 MPH fastball. Also throws a curve. Last year, Chitwood was 8-1 with a 2.20 ERA. In 65 innings, he struckout 165 batters.
OU is still in the running for the following:
Chris Armstrong, LHP, Owasso, Oklahoma: Many consider Armstrong the best pitching prospect in the state. He has offers and is considering OU, Wichita State, OSU, Arkansas and TCU.
Andrew Scheid, RHP, 6'6, Denver Regis Jesuit, Colorado: Scheid is considered one of the top prep pitchers in the country and is expected to be drafted in the top five rounds. He throws a fastball at 89 MPH and has a curve and a change. Scheid is considering OU, Miami, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Tulane and Texas Tech.
Tyson Seng, RHP/closer/SS, 6'1, 170, Enid, Oklahoma: Versatile player that most colleges are recruiting as a closer. He hit .420 last year, but was 4-1 as a closer with a 1.75 ERA. Seng has visited Norman and is trying to chose among OU, OSU and Wichita State.
Garrison Campfield, RHP, Navarro Junior College, Texas: Throws 93 to 94 MPH and is considering OU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and LSU.
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