Drew Pomeranz headed to Ole Miss

The Texas Rangers made a late push, but Drew Pomeranz still chose college.

The 12th-rounder in the June draft out of Collierville, Tenn., High School will arrive at Ole Miss this weekend to play baseball for the Rebels. In the end, it wasn't that tough a decision for the 6-foot-6, 205-pound left-hander.

"I knew I wanted to go to college, and Ole Miss is a great place," said Pomeranz, whose dad, Mike, and uncle, Pat, both played baseball at Ole Miss under former head coach Jake Gibbs. "In the end, I just wanted to go to school. I'm excited to play at Ole Miss."

Pomeranz pitched this summer for the Dulin's Dodgers 18-and-under team in Memphis. He was 8-0 and his team won the World Series that it participated in at Port Charlotte, Fla.

Pomeranz said he already has in mind what he needs to work on this fall to make a push to get into the rotation next spring.

"I can always get stronger," said the Lousiville Slugger first-team All-American, who has a fastball, knuckleball, curve, and changeup in his arsenal. "I need to work on my control and fine tune everything."

Pomeranz said he knew he had two great choices in which to make his decision – Ole Miss and the Texas Rangers.

"I really wasn't too worried about the whole draft thing," he said. "I figured it would all work out."

The Rebel baseball team reports this weekend and offseason conditioning workouts begin Monday. Fall ball practice starts Sept. 21.

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