RHP Matt Vogel (6-0175) of Medford, NY, who is rated by PerfectGame.com as one of the top ten prospects in the country for the 2013 class, made a commitment to USC Tuesday while in Columbia on an unofficial visit.
Vogel just completed competing with the USA team in the World Youth Championships in Mexico. He helped the Americans win the Gold Medal. He was also part of the 2009 championship team.
He was the winner in Game 2 against Chinese Taipei pitching five innings without allowing an earned run and striking out seven. He also had two singles, scored two runs and stole two bases. Vogel is USC's 6th commitment for 2013.
Here is the PerfectGame.com scouting report on Vogel:
Matthew Vogel is a 2013 RHP/SS with a 6-0 175 lb. frame from Medford, NY who attends Patchogue Medford HS. Very athletic build, strong lower half, lots of room to get stronger. Slow paced full back turn delivery, deep arm circle, tight high 3/4's release, lands closed, throws downhill, loose and fast arm. Easy fastball velocity, steady 89-91 mph, mostly straight. Nice hard curveball spin, gets over it consistently, good depth. True slider shows tilt and depth at times, tends to get on side of it, rare change up. Excellent pitching prospect who projects. 7.27 runner, compact arm with very good carry, soft hands, has some hip stiffness. Right handed hitter, reverse hitch to start hands, moves into contact, compact line drive swing, hits to all fields.