The USC baseball program has announced the signing of 13 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the November early signing period. The class consists of eight high school players and five junior college transfers.
"It was imperative that we signed a class that can make an immediate impact," said head coach Ray Tanner. "We have eight seniors on our 2010 team and expect a number of our players to be drafted."
The Gamecocks added prospects from eight different states including two players from the state of South Carolina, right-handed pitchers Forrest Koumas (Elgin/Lugoff-Elgin HS) and Drake Thomason (Taylors/Eastside HS).
"We were searching for athleticism and experienced pitchers," said associate head coach Chad Holbrook. "We felt we were able to add some power arms and we are excited about the speed and power of the position players. We think it is a versatile group and they are all passionate about being part of the Gamecock baseball program."
2009-10 GAMECOCK SIGNEES
Player Pos. Hometown (Previous School)
DeSean Anderson OF High Point, N.C. (Ragsdale HS)
Greg Brodzinski C/3B Turnersville, N.J. (Bishop Eustace Prep)
Wes Cook LHP Montgomery, Ala. (Central Alabama JC)
Cameron Greathouse LHP Columbus, Ga. (Gulf Coast JC (Fla.))
Bryan Harper LHP Las Vegas, Nev. (College of Southern Nevada)
Patrick Harrington C Virginia Beach, Va. (Kellam HS)
Forrest Koumas RHP Elgin. (Lugoff-Elgin HS)
Peter Mooney INF Loxahatchee, Fla. (Palm Beach CC)
Erik Payne 3B/OF Richmond, Va. (Mills Godwin HS)
Donn Roach RHP Las Vegas, Nev. (College of Southern Nevada)
Drake Thomason RHP Taylors (Eastside HS)
Jake Watson SS/3B Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Christian)
Mason Williams OF/RHP Winter Garden, Fla. (West Orange)