Nov. 17, 2011
Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Today's featured baseball signees for the 2012 Alabama baseball recruiting class are left-handed pitcher Colton Freeman and catcher Wade Wass.
6-1, 195, LHP/Outfielder
Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS)
Assistant Coach Dax Norris on Colton Freeman:
“Colton Freeman is another one who’s gotten better every time we saw him. He’s a big power lefty, who will most likely be a big bullpen guy for us, but he could be starter too. He’s a two-position player, is very athletic and is only going to get better.”
Ranked as the No. 16 prospect in Alabama and No. 291 nationally by Perfect Game USA … named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 players list … was a Class 6A Honorable Mention All-State selection as a pitcher by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2011 … helped Spain Park HS post a 36-15 record in 2011 … was a 2011 First Team All-Hoover/South Baseball Team selection as a pitcher by the Birmingham News … 2011 Perfect Game USA Third Team Preseason HS Underclassmen All-American and an honorable mention preseason selection in 2010 … was on the Team One South squad in 2010 and 2011 … participated in the Team One Futures game in 2010 for the East squad … played in the Under Armour Fall Classic in 2010 … teammates at Spain Park HS with fellow signee Mikey White … high school head coach is Will Smith.
6-0, 205, Catcher
Pensacola, Fla. (Meridian CC/Pensacola Catholic HS)
Assistant Coach Dax Norris on Wade Wass:
“Wade wanted to come here out of high school with his teammate Austen Smith, but thought needed to go to junior college to play. He’s really come on behind the plate, we’re very pleased with him is progress and we’re excited sign him. He had a good freshman year at Meridian and is on the way to having another good one this season. He’s a big durable player who is going to be able to catch a lot of games for us.”
As a freshman at Meridian CC, he posted a .370 batting average with 11 home runs, 39 RBI and 42 runs scored in 2011 … had eight outfield assists in 48 games for Meridian CC … 2010 Florida Region Honorable Mention selection by Perfect Game USA and was a 2009 Honorable Mention Preseason HS Underclassmen All-American selection by Perfect Game USA at Pensacola Catholic High School … had a .367 average with 10 home runs and 33 RBI during his senior season, helping PCHS to a 23-5 record and a perfect 10-0 mark during league play … was a teammate with current Alabama player Kenny Roberts at Meridian CC and a teammate with UA player Austen Smith at Pensacola Catholic HS under had coach Richard LaBounty.
On Friday, signees Mitch Greer and Georgie Salem will be featured on RollTide.com, the official website for the University of Alabama Athletics Department.