Former FSU player commits to Rebels

Sean Stuyverson (SS, Okaloosa Walton CC, FL) - Sean was one of the more highly decorated players coming out of the '05 class. He was rated as one of the Top 100 prospects in the country by Baseball America.

He played for Team Florida's showcase team, which pits the Top 25 players in the Sunshine state. Sean participated in the East Coast Showcase Tournament in Wilmington, N.C. and also played in the Area Code games.

Stuyverson was named the District 2 Player of the Year after hitting .440 with 5 HR's his senior campaign at North Florida Christian in Tallahassee (FL). He was also selected to the 1st Team TPX All-American and 1st Team All-State teams.

Sean proceeded to sign with the school he grew up dreaming to play for, the Florida State Seminoles. And why not, the campus is located less than two miles from his house. He had many friends who attended there. It was not like he did not have other options, as Alabama and Miami were nipping on his heels to attend their university.

But as many players find out, playing for your hometown school does not always work out.

"I just did not think it was the best situation for me," added Sean Stuyverson. "I wanted some more playing time, and I only played in about 10 games. But that was not the only reason I left. I just wanted to branch out and get away from home."

Sean left Florida State this past summer and transferred to Okaloosa Walton CC.

"It has been a nice change of scenery. New faces and a new town. I feel like everything is new again. I can not wait for the season to start."

What does Sean do well at short stop?

"My quickness and hands are the biggest thing."

And at the plate?

"I hit line drives. I am not really a power hitter, but rather a gap to gap hitter.

The 6' 1", 190 pounder would like to work on a couple of things at the plate.

"I want to work on hitting it the opposite way and work on my power as well. I also want to work on my arm strength."

Sean took in an official visit to Ole Miss this past weekend after visiting LSU.

"I committed on my visit. I was just real comfortable with their coaches, and I loved their campus. I liked the situation on their team. I thought it was a beautiful stadium, and I really loved their facilities. I just liked their coaches, players, and I think we have a chance to get to Omaha. LSU is a great school too, but Ole Miss was just the better fit for me. It was a real close decision for me, but I just like the direction Ole Miss is going in better."

It is no secret that Zack Cozart will most likely go in the draft this Spring. Did that play a role in his decision?

"Yes, that played a big role in my decision. To be able to walk right in and get some playing time was big for me. Hopefully I can help the team right away. That is my goal."

Look for Ole Miss to try and add one more RHP and a catcher after the Auburn weekend for the remaining slots for the Fall class. The now have 9 public commitments.

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