Easton Murrell's state title followed by Texas offer

Easton Murrell's state title followed by Texas offer

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Easton Murrell's state title followed by Texas offer

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Prosper coach Rick Carpenter has another top prospect in Easton Murrell.

Prosper coach Rick Carpenter has another top prospect in Easton Murrell.

Update June 19: Southlake Carroll right-hander Kole Ramage has committed to Arkansas, a recent College World Series qualifier.

To end his sophomore year, Ramage was critical in Southlake Carroll reaching the Class 6A regional semifinals with a pair of Game 3 victories in the playoffs.

Ramage joins a list of heradled Class of 2017 prospects which include Super Sophs: Shortstop Ryan Vilade of Frisco (committed to Oklahoma State); pitcher Alex Scherff of Fort Worth Christian (Arizona State); 6-10 lefty Russell Smith of Midlothian (TCU

) and Coppell’s 6-5 lefty John Kodros ( LSU).

Prosper shortstop Easton Murrell sparked a UIL State Class 5A baseball championship and Monday the Class of 2017 prospect got a scholarship offer from Texas.

Murrell is a slick-fielding shortstop with a compact, high-average swing that has potential to add pop. He’s a right-handed thrower but a left-handed hitter like his father Rod Murrell who played at Skyline and was drafted in the ninth round by the New York Mets in the 1986 draft. Easton is used to baseball enthusiasm with a name representing aluminum bat pioneer Jim Easton.

The 6-0, 190-pound Murrell said he also has an offer from Oklahoma and strong baseball interest from Oklahoma State and Stanford. Murrell said he had no timetable to commit. He also is a contender to be Prosper’s starting quarterback his next two high school seasons. Prosper’s graduating class includes Oklahoma signee center fielder Steele Walker and P/3B Kylor Morris signed with Murray State.

Murrell is part of a highly regarded Class of 2017 baseball prospects which has already received multiple offers with several early commitments.

Class of 2018 baseball commitments
RHP Mason Englert Forney Texas A&M

Class of 2017 baseball commitments
RHP Kole Ramage, Southlake Carroll, Arkansas
SS Ryan Vilade, Frisco, Oklahoma State
RHP Alex Scherff, Fort Worth Christian, Arizona State
LHP Russell Smith Midlothian TCU
LHP John Kodros Coppell LSU

Class of 2016 baseball commitments
LHP Kyle Muller, Jesuit, Texas
RHP Eric Walker Arlington Martin LSU
LHP Tuck Tucker Mesquite Poteet Texas Tech
OF Jacob Parrot Lovejoy Oregon
SS Alex Jackson Flower Mound Marcus Wichita State
LHP Nathan Hawkins Sunnyvale Wichita State
OF Bryan Seamster Byron Nelson Mississippi
3B Braden Shewmake Wylie East Texas A&M
C Zach Humphreys Midlothian TCU
C Nick Cheema Aledo Arizona State
LHP Dylan Easterling Plano East UTA
SS Brian Klein Keller Timber Creek Texas Tech
LHP Spencer Hynes Weatherford Texas Tech
C Shane Langeliers Keller Baylor
RHP Caleb Kilian, Flower Mound, Texas Tech
RHP Ulysses Cantu, Boswell, Texas Tech
RHP Blair Henley, Fort Worth Arlington Heights, Texas
RHP Charles King, Coppell, TCU
SS Hudson Sanchez, Southlake Carroll, Texas A&M
3B Ray Gaither, Coppell, Dallas Baptist
P MD Johnson, Red Oak (Homeschool), Dallas Baptist
2B Ryan Cash, Prestonwood Christian, Oklahoma State
C Michael Neustifter, Hebron, Oklahoma State
RHP Jonathan Heasley, Prestonwood Christian, Oklahoma State

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