2017 righty ready to twirl for Clemson

2017 righty ready to twirl for Clemson


2017 righty ready to twirl for Clemson


Sam Keating felt Clemson was the place he needed to be.

On Tuesday, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed pitcher from Fort Myers-Canterbury (Fla.) committed to play college ball for Monte Lee.

“It just felt like home and everything felt great to me. They gave me a great scholarship and I felt like I was home there,” Keating told TheClemsonInsider.

Duke, Wake Forest and Florida Gulf Coast also offered.

“Facilities are top-notch. I’m sure they’re up there with the nicest in the country, there’s no doubt. The (Clemson) campus is beautiful. I loved it. It feels like home. I felt like I fit right in,” Keating said. “It’s a great vibe and I knew it was the place I had to be when I was there.”

Whether he’ll start or come out of the bullpen has yet to be determined. Keating, who doubles as an outfielder, could be a two-player at Clemson.

“We never discussed that much, but they said I could be a (starting pitcher). They said I could come in and impact this team as early as freshman year, so I’m really excited with the opportunity they gave me,” he said.

As a sophomore, Keating had a sub 1.00 ERA and hit over .400.


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