FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Coming off the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, the University of Arkansas baseball team added six out of state players on National Signing Day as head coach Dave Van Horn announced on Wednesday.
While the Razorbacks have done a heavy portion of their recruiting in the state of Arkansas, Van Horn and his staff welcome six players from Texas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma for the 2016 season. The Razorbacks have now signed 14 total players during the signing period.
“We feel very fortunate to be able to go get some great players from the surrounding states,” said Van Horn. “These guys will definitely fill some holes for us and will be a great asset to our program.”
Anthony Dahl (Texas), Eric Cole (Texas), Isaiah Campbell (Kansas), Brendan Stanek (Kansas), Jacob Schlesener (Missouri) and Andrew Bolin (Oklahoma) have all signed National Letters of Intent to play at the University of Arkansas.
A year after producing the top recruiting class in the country according to Perfect Game, Arkansas has once again signed the best talent in the nation with six top 500 recruits.
|RAZORBACK BASEBALL OUT OF STATE SIGNEES (6)|
|Anthony Dahl||RHP||R/R||6-4||190||Angleton, Texas|
|Isaiah Campbell||RHP||R/R||6-4||230||Olathe, Kan.|
|Eric Cole||COF||S/R||5-11||170||Southlake, Texas|
|Jacob Schlesener||LHP||L/L||6-2||175||Rogersville, Mo.|
|Brendan Stanek||RHP||R/R||6-1||165||Overland Park, Kan.|
|Andrew Bolin||OF/INF||R/R||6-2||170||Durant, Okla.|
Anthony Dahl | RHP | R/R | 6-4 | 190 | Angleton, Texas | Brazoswood HS
Named a top 500 prospect by Perfect Game, including a No. 272 national ranking among right-handed pitchers … Ranked the No. 77 prospect in the state of Texas and the No. 8 right-handed pitcher … Named Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention in 2014 and Underclass Honorable Mention in 2013 … Earned All-Houston first team honors in 2014 … Plays for head coach Bobby Williams at Brazoswood High School.
Isaiah Campbell | RHP | R/R | 6-4 | 230 | Olathe, Kan. | Olathe South HS
Named a top 500 prospect by Perfect Game, including the No. 206 right-handed pitcher in the country … Ranked as the No. 7 prospect in the state of Kansas and the No. 4 right-handed pitcher in the state … Went 5-1 with a 2.60 earned run average during the 2014 season … Recorded 38 strikeouts in 35.0 innings of work with only 14 walks in seven appearances … Hit .271 with one double, eight runs batted in and 10 runs scored last spring … Named Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention in 2014 … Plays for head coach Josh Perkins at Olathe South High School.
Eric Cole | OF | S/R | 5-11 | 170 | Southlake, Texas | Carroll HS
Named a top 500 prospect by Perfect Game, including a top 153 ranked outfielder … Ranked as the No. 95 prospect in the state of Texas and a top 20 outfielder in the state … Named Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention in 2014 … Played summer ball for the Dallas Mustangs … Attended the 2013 Perfect Game South Underclass Showcase … Plays for head coach Larry Hughes at Carroll High School.
Jacob Schlesener | LHP | L/L | 6-2 | 175 | Rogersville, Mo. | Logan-Rogersville HS
Named a top 500 prospect and the No. 58 left-handed pitcher in the country by Perfect Game … Ranked the No. 9 overall prospect in the state of Missouri and the No. 2 left-handed pitcher in the state … Went 5-2 in 2014 with a 2.65 earned run average, including 56 strikeouts in 42.1 innings of work … Named first team All-Central Ozark Conference in 2014 … Earned first team All-Ozarks and second team 4A All-State in 2014 … Played for the Midwest Nationals during the summer and plays for head coach Casey Ledl at Logan-Rogersville High School.
Brendan Stanek | RHP | R/R | 6-1 | 165 | Overland Park, Kan. | Blue Valley Southwest HS
Named a top 500 right-handed pitcher in the country, including the No. 12 prospect in the state of Arkansas and the No. 8 right-handed pitcher in the state by Perfect Game … Named Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention in 2014 … Plays for head coach Rick Sabath at Blue Valley Southwest High School.
Andrew Bolin | OF/INF | R/R | 6-2 | 170 | Durant, Okla. | Silo HS
Plays for head coach Billy Jack Bowen at Silo High School where he led to team fall state championship … Played summer ball for the Texas Stix, where he led the club in home runs and doubles … Has pitched, played catcher, infield and outfield for his high school team.
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