Rebs pick up blue chip right handed pitcher

Brett Huber (RHP, Belleville, IL) - Ole Miss received a commitment from one of the country's top pitching prospects recently.

"I committed to Ole Miss," commented Brett Huber. "I love it down there, the atmosphere and everything. I played in the fall in their stadium, and I went to their winter camp last year. They called this summer, and told me they wanted me to come in for an unofficial visit. I went down there and just fell in love with it."

What attracted the 6' 3", 195 RHP to Ole Miss?

"The competition of baseball and the atmosphere from their fans. I have always wanted to play for Ole Miss since my freshman year when I saw them play in a Super Regional series on TV. They have been my dream school ever since. Their staff are also really nice people. Coach Bianco is a great guy."

Who else was involved in Brett's recruitment?

"I had a lot of schools showing me interest, but I had narrowed it down to South Carolina, Virginia, Clemson, Missouri, Michigan State, and Ole Miss before I decided on Ole Miss."

Did each school offer Huber a scholarship?

"Yes, a lot more came after me too, but those were the ones that were coming after me the hardest."

What makes Huber such a good pitcher on the mound?

"I max out in the 92-93 range and probably average in the 87-89 range. But my best pitch is my change up and slider. I throw my slider around 84-85 and my change up is around 65 mph. I can throw any of those pitches for strikes on a consistent basis."

Brett went 6-2 with a 2.8 ERA and struck out 89 batters in 55 innings for Althoss Catholic High School last season.

Is Huber aware of his national rankings?

"Our coach does not tell us that kind of stuff because he does not want us to get the big head, but I know the Perfect Games selected me as one of the Top 100 pitchers in the country. That is really the only ranking I am aware of."

Brett plays for the St. Louis Pirates in the summer with another soon to be Rebel.

"Matt Tracy is my teammate. It is going to be neat playing with him college."

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