FSU 2009 Recruits

Picture of Kyle LongThe Florida State Seminoles have picked up 11 commitments for the 2009 baseball season. The biggest recruit in name and physically is left-handed pitcher Kyle Long. He is listed as a 6-7 280 pound left handed pitcher/hitter who is the son of NFL Hall of Fame member Howie Long and brother of UVA linemen Chris Long. Kyle suffered a neck injury this football season which he was taken off on a stretcher and is one of the top offensive linemen in the country. He is expected to spurn Bobby Bowden and focus on playing baseball as he is projected as a high draft pick in 2008.

  • Kris Castellanos, LHP, Brandon (Newsome)
  • Spencer Dickinson, Util, Tequesta (Benjamin)
  • Brian Ellington, RHP, Gainesville (Buchholz)
  • Ben Francis, RHP, Gulf Coast Community College
  • Sean Gilmartin, OF/LHP, Moor Park, Calif. (Crespi)
  • Tyler Hibbs, RHP/IF, Odenton, Md. (Arundel)
  • Kyle Long, 1B/LHP, Charlottesville, Va. (St. Anne’s-Belfield)
  • Tyler Pastornicky, IF, Bradenton (Pendleton)
  • James Ramsey, 2B/3B, Alpharetta, Ga. (Wesleyan)
  • Hunter Scantling, RHP, Jacksonville (Episcopal)
  • Austin Wood, RHP, Niceville (Niceville)

Thanks to Chris Nee of Warchant.com for the information on the athletes and Perfect Game for the image of Kyle Long.