LHP Coan McAlpine (6-4 209)of Hickory, NC committed recently to Clemson following a long line of family members who attended Clemson dating back to his great-grandfather who was a founding member of IPTAY. The commitment was first reported by Tigernet.com.
"I'm a fourth generation Clemson Tiger," McAlpine said. " I've been working on a dream for 13 years now - since I was five years old, I knew I was going to put on that Tiger uniform and go to Omaha to bring home the national championship. That's what I plan to do.”
McAlpine carries a First Team All Atlantic Region designation from PerfectGame.com and is rated the #2 lefty in North Carolina. His fastball has touched 91 MPH. Over the last two seasons he is 24-1 with a 1.24 ERA.
McAlpine said he also had offers and interest from USC, North Carolina, East Carolina, Furman, College of Charleston, Wofford and Presbyterian.