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Reinhardt University in nearby Waleska is set to host the Future Stars Series Atlanta Regional Combine on Saturday, which is overflowing with some of the top amateur talent in the area getting set to make their name.
“This group of players in Georgia is very talented, and we’re excited to get in there,” said Jeremy Booth, president and CEO of the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series powered by Program 15.
“We can’t wait to see what we have there and advance some players to the next round, but it’s even more exciting to get to know them, see where they come from and what made them into what they are today.”
Nick Hollifield, who turned in a solid performance at last year’s Underclass Combine in Lake Charles, leads the charge of players with previous experience at FSS events. Luke McNeillie, Harrison Ratner and Omari Daniel are among other notables who stood out at last year’s Underclass event.
Outside of that, a massive list of both committed and uncommitted players are expected to be in attendance.
RJ Austin (Vanderbilt), Justin Best (Florida State), Kaden Martin (Miami), Brett Barfield (Florida State), Parker Brosius (Georgia Tech), Caden Gaudette (Georgia Tech), Jay Knowles (Indiana State), Riley Stanford (Georgia Tech), Bryce Clavon (Oklahoma), Devin Jones (Creighton), Drew Nelson (Auburn), Brandon Rogers (Oklahoma) and Will Tippett (South Carolina) are among the players with significant college commitments that will certainly be worth keeping an eye on when the day starts to unfold.
Uncommitted talent? There will be plenty of that to watch, too. In addition to Hollifield, Ratner, Daniel and McNeillie, there will be a wide array of players who still waiting to find the right fit at the NCAA level among the 75 or so that are scheduled to appear.
A quick glance at the rosters shows plenty of familiar names that might just be in the running to earn invites to some of the Future Stars Series jewel events. Among them: Termarr Johnson, Jackson Abernathy, Kameron Byrd, Andrew Elkhill, Cason Engert, Nate Isler, Carlos Elian Martinez, Cole Munhall, Evan O’Neil, Grey Brannen, Diego Guevara, Kyle Henley, Deshaun Strane, Jordan Thomas, Jacques Walker and Jackson Westmoreland.