The USC baseball team picked up its fifth commitment for the 2013 class Sunday with a pledge from 3B-OF Jae Roberts (5-11 175) of Hammond Academy according to DiamondProspects.com.
Roberts is a highly regarded prospect who was named a second team underclassman pre-season All American before his summer schedule with Canes Baseball.
PerfectGame.com offered up this review on Roberts:
"Joseph Jae Roberts is a 2013 OF/3B with a 5-11 195 lb. frame from Columbia, SC who attends Hammond School. Athletic build with broad shoulders, very strong lower half. Right handed hitter, big shoulder tuck load, long swing with strong explosive hands at contact, creates bat speed, looks to lift the ball, leverage and explosion at contact. 6.88 runner, has some outfield arm strength, accurate throws, solid actions. Can also play third base, athletic quickness, enough arm strength, long arm and release. Power is his tool. Good student."