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Louisville baseball lands a commitment....from an 8th grader

This is a bit...strange...

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Dan McDonnell and the University of Louisville baseball team are in a good position right now. They are ranked #2 in the country according to, they have a 46-6 overall record, and they currently have one of the top draft prospects in Brendan McKay. They are also looking far in advance when it comes to recruiting, where they just landed a commitment Thursday evening.

From an eighth grader.

Kade Grundy is a prospect from the class of 2021 and currently plays for the Cincinnati Spikes travel team. He is listed as an infielder/outfielder/pitcher on the Cincinnati Spike’s roster. I’m sure his position will become more defined when, ya know, he gets closer to actually playing in college.

Recruiting in all sports is pretty weird in nature, and we’ve seen coaches hand out scholarships to players who aren’t even in high school yet. In fact, FAU’s football coach, Lane Kiffin, recently offered an 8th grader. If high school seniors flip between different schools routinely, I can’t imagine how many times someone this young will.

Recruiting is just strange.