March 11, 2010

Fitts focused on junior season

In his first two recruiting classes, Mississippi State head coach John Cohen has signed some of the top pitching talent in his native state of Alabama.

The 2011 class looks to be no exception as Cohen has already landed a commitment from one of the state's top hurlers in Pelham's Trevor Fitts.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound right-hander became the Bulldogs first commitment of the 2011 class pledging his services in early October.

"My dad went to Mississippi State so I've always been a pretty big fan," Fitts said. "I've went to camps and know their campus pretty well. I think Coach (Butch) Thomspon knows what he is doing with the pitching staff and I feel like Coach Cohen has got the program going in the right direction. Just whenever I stepped foot on campus I felt like I was at home."

Fitts grew up coming to games and camps at MSU but got a closer look at the Diamond Dogs facilities as a prospect which impressed him even more about his future surroundings.

"The new locker room is great," Fitts said. "It looks awesome and I can tell it fits the players well. I think the new sod and drainage system is working out well. I've just always loved Dudy Noble Field. I just feel like Mississippi State is always a pretty good contender and has a great history with baseball. Baseball has a great atmosphere in Starkville and it's just awesome."

Fitts also had an early offer on the table from Alabama and was receiving interest from Auburn. He considered waiting to make a decision but ultimately chose to close his recruitment early.

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