Sports Briefly: Longhorns sign eight recruits, bolster young pitching staff

Austin Laymance

Texas bolstered its baseball team on Wednesday as the Longhorns received National Letters of Intent from eight of the top high school recruits.

“Once again, Tommy Harmon, our recruiting coordinator, is putting together an outstanding class,” said head coach Augie Garrido. “It’s early in the signing period, but we are already pleased with the talented players we have already had sign.”

The group included two catchers, one outfielder and five pitchers. All eight players are from Texas.

The catchers include Steve Bean from Rockwall High School and Wyatt Mathisen from Corpus Christi Calallen.

The lone outfielder was Courtney Hawkins from Carroll High School in Corpus Christi.

The pitchers include three right-handers: Tyler Gonzales from San Antonio Madison High School, Holden Helmink from Conroe Willis High School and Chad Hollingsworth from Waco Robinson High School. Two southpaws, Ty Culbreth from Bryan High School and Travis Duke from Pearland Dawson High School, rounded out the recruiting class.

Texas is expected to sign more recruits before the early signing period ends on Nov. 16.