Jack Leggett officially announces nine-man signing class

All nine players are enrolled and will eligible for the 2014 season

Wren's Eli White catches a fly ball in the outfield.

Photo by Nathan Gray

Wren's Eli White catches a fly ball in the outfield.

Clemson Baseball Head Coach Jack Leggett announced the addition of nine players, who have already begun classes, on Wednesday. All nine players are eligible for the 2014 season. The newcomers include two players who were selected in the 2013 Major League draft. Infielder Eli White was a 26th-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds and catcher Chris Okey was a 31st-round draft pick of the San Diego Padres.

Glenn Batson, 3B/1B

• Top-500 player in the nation by Perfect Game

• #9 player and #1 third-baseman in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

• All-state selection as a sophomore and senior

• Region player-of-the-year as a sophomore and senior

• All-region selection as a sophomore and senior

• Lettered three times in baseball and three times in football

• Coached by Steve Scolamiero at Greenville High School

• His grandfather, Louis P. Batson, Jr., is a Clemson University Trustee Emeritus

• His uncle, Bill Spiers, was an All-America shortstop at Clemson (1985-87) and went on to play 13 seasons (1989-01) in the Major Leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, and Houston Astros

• Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management

• Born Glenn Elliott Batson, Jr. on October 17, 1994 in Greenville, SC

Alex Bostic, LHP/OF

• Top-200 prospect for the draft by Baseball America

• #174 player and #22 lefthander in the nation and #3 player (highest to attend college) in North Carolina by Perfect Game

• Perfect Game National Showcase participant in Minneapolis, MN

• First-team all-state as a senior

• First-team all-county as a senior

• First-team all-conference as a senior

• Lettered four times in baseball

• Coached by Travis Poole at Weddington High School

• Majoring in pre-business

• Born Drew Alexander Bostic on November 14, 1994 in Charlotte, NC

Tucker Burgess, RHP

• #10 pitcher in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

• North/South All-Star game participant

• All-state selection as a senior

• All-region selection as a senior

• All-state academic selection

• Member of the region championship team as a sophomore

• Lettered five times in baseball

• Coached by Roger Finley at Easley High School

• Has father, Stephen, played baseball at The Citadel and Newberry

• Majoring in computer science

• Born Tucker Stephen Burgess on September 9, 1994 in Greenville, SC

Hunter Hill, LHP

• #8 lefthander in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

• All-state selection as a senior

• All-region selection as a junior and senior

• Member of the region championship team as a freshman

• Lettered four times in baseball, two times in basketball, and one time in football

• Coached by Louie Alexander at Mid-Carolina High School

• Majoring in general engineering

• Born Hunter Scott Hill on September 22, 1994 in Little Mountain, SC

Drew Moyer, RHP

• Top-500 player in the nation by Perfect Game

• #12 player and #5 pitcher in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

• Rawlings First-Team All-Atlantic Region selection as senior

• All-state selection as a senior

• All-region selection as a junior and senior

• Member of the state championship team as a junior

• Member of the region championship team as a junior

• Lettered multiple times in baseball

• Coached by Ashley Burnett at Gilbert High School

• His father, Mike, played football at Newberry

• Majoring in health science

• Born Andrew Michael Moyer on July 30, 1995 in Gilbert, SC

Chris Okey, C

• #20 player and #4 catcher (highest to attend college) in the nation and #2 player (highest to attend college) in Florida by Perfect Game

• #72 player in the nation and #5 player (highest to attend college) in Florida by Baseball America (includes college and high school players)

• Two-time Team USA 18U National Team member

• Perfect Game All-American Classic participant in San Diego, CA

• Perfect Game National Showcase participant in Minneapolis, MN

• FACA All-Star Game participant

• East Coast Pro Showcase participant in Syracuse, NY

• Region MVP as a senior

• Drafted in the 31st round (#928 overall) by the San Diego Padres

• Lettered four times in baseball

• Coached by David Lee at Eustis High School

• His father, Chuck, played football at Presbyterian College

• His mother, Kim, was a cheerleader at Clemson

• His grandfather was a president of IPTAY at Clemson

• Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management

• Born Christopher Campbell Okey on December 29, 1994 in Altamonte Springs, FL

Reed Rohlman, OF

• Top-500 player in the nation by Perfect Game

• #6 outfielder in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

• All-state selection as a sophomore and junior

• All-region selection as a freshman, sophomore, and junior

• Member of the state runner-up team as a freshman, sophomore, and junior

• Lettered three times in baseball

• Coached by Michael Maus at James F. Byrnes High School

• Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management

• Born Reed Wayne Rohlman on January 5, 1995 in Charlotte, NC

Eli White, INF

• #242 player in the nation and #6 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game

• #8 player and #3 shortstop in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

• Perfect Game National Showcase participant in Minneapolis, MN

• South Carolina Select All-Star

• All-state selection as a senior

• Region player-of-the-year as a senior

• Drafted in the 26th round (#795 overall) by the Cincinnati Reds

• Lettered four times in baseball

• Coached by Randy Thompson at Wren High School

• Majoring in pre-business

• Born Elijah Thomas White on June 26, 1994 in Greenville, SC

Weston Wilson, INF

• #258 player in the nation and #9 player in North Carolina by Baseball America (includes college and high school players)

• #228 player in the nation and #5 player in North Carolina by Perfect Game

• East Coast Pro Showcase participant in Syracuse, NY

• All-state selection as a junior and senior

• All-conference selection as a junior and senior

• Lettered four times in baseball and one time in cross country

• Coached by Scott Davis at Wesleyan Christian Academy

• Majoring in pre-business

• Born Weston Graham Wilson on September 11, 1994 in High Point, NC

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Comments » 3

Sal#288333 writes:

Don't get hurt big Jack will turn his back on you.

Sal#288333 writes:

After reading the bio here and on Clemsons home page Big Jack is already kissing the butt of Okey. Sorry Garrett you might want to start looking for a new position.

NECBLfan writes:

I love Garrett, but apart from his blocking, I don't love him as a catcher. From what I hear, Okey's defense is really strong, so I wouldn't mind shifting Garrett to DH or outfield to get Okey's defense in the lineup at an important defensive position. I'm not saying he catches every game, but I wouldn't mind seeing him a game or two a series, even if his bat's not quite there yet. Good defensive catching can do a lot for a team, even though we might not appreciate it as much after being spoiled with three years of Kieboom so recently.

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