This time last year we were three deep in our known Ohio State commits. While we have just learned of our first commit from the high school class of 2011, the lack of quantity might be made up in quality.
Bryan High School senior Matt Wisler has officially expressed his intent in becoming a Buckeye. Wisler appears to be the first commit in new head coach Greg Beals first recruiting class.
Wisler who hails from the same high school that former Ball State All-American Kolbrin Vitek did has surely been on Beals radar for quite some time, and if the words from Baseball America have any say, Wisler was on the radar of many.
Wisler participated in the East Coast Pro Showcase earlier this month. The teams are hand picked by scouts, and the showcase has consistently featured many of the best players from the Eastern United States according to Baseball America.
During the showcase Wisler stood out enough to have BA's Conor Glassey write the following...
"Righthander Matt Wisler threw three innings and did not allow a hit or a walk, while also notching three strikeouts. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound righthander from Bryan (Ohio) High was 86-89 mph with his fastball that has a little sink. He mixed in a good curveball in the 73-75 mph range that he threw for strikes, even to the inside part of the plate against righthanders."
Quite a catch for Coach Beals and the Buckeyes. Wisler's choice over Ohio State came over other finalist in the recruiting battle Kentucky and Michigan.