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David Pierce on 2022 baseball signees: 'Texas fans will not be disappointed in this group'

Waxahachie baseball player Jared Thomas (center) celebrates his decision to sign with the University of Texas on Wednesday. Thomas can play both the infield and outfield.

A dozen high school baseball players will soon call UFCU Disch-Falk Field their home.

Texas baseball announced on Wednesday that it had signed 12 prep prospects. Nine of the signees are Texans. The other three were recruited out of California:

  • Aledo OF Max Belyeu
  • Palo Alto (Calif.) OF Henry Bolte
  • Liberty (Calif.) INF/RHP Cutter Coffey
  • Frisco Rock Hill OF/RHP Brenner Cox
  • Houston Summer Creek INF Jayden Duplantier
  • San Antonio Brandeis INF Jalin Flores
  • Sinton C Rylan Galvan
  • Lake Travis RHP Pierce George
  • Arlington Martin RHP Max Grubbs
  • Santa Margarita Catholic (Calif.) RHP Matthew Porchas
  • Waxahachie INF/OF Jared Thomas
  • Highland Park LHP Collin Valentine

"Texas fans will not be disappointed in this group,” head coach David Pierce said in a statement. “We recruit great players every year but the class of 2022 has a chance to be very special and give Texas Baseball continued success. It has a level of talent to step in and contribute right away.”

Texas' class features five right-handed pitchers. Valentine is the only lefty in the class. Two pitchers, Coffey and Cox, are regarded as two-way players.

Texas also signed six position players. Duplantier is the younger brother of Andre Duplaintier II, who will be a sophomore pitcher for the Longhorns this upcoming spring.