Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Drew Cisco to Georgia

South Carolina class of 2010 pitcher Drew Cisco has committed to David Perno and the Georgia baseball program. This is a huge coup for Perno. Cisco's brother Mike was the ace pitcher for Ray Tanner and South Carolina. He is considered the top junior pitcher in the Palmetto State. He picked the Dawgs over South Carolina, Clemson, UNC, Southern Cal, Cal State Fullerton and Arizona. He could play some short stop in college, but projects as a dominant starter on the mound.

Cisco is the Diamond Prospects #1 player in the South Carolina class of 2010. Cisco's grandfather (Galen) was the pitching coach for the Toronto Blue Jays during their World Series title runs of the 1990's. This is another positive sign for Perno's reputation in developing pitchers. Read more on the baseball phenom here. I can't say enough on how Perno went into South Carolina and took this kid from Ray Tanner. Not to mention getting him from Clemson's backyard after years of the Tigers poaching the best talent from the Peach State.

See also:
Baseball America's 2008 top recruiting class rankings (UGA #3)
Perfect Game's 2008 top recruiting class rankings (UGA #2)
Fall Preview Q&A with David Perno
Gamecock viewpoint on Cisco

1 comment:

JJ said...

Could this perhaps be a rare consecutive year run for UGA baseball? By all accounts we should be down this year given recent patterns.