Getting ahead. That's what Florida State baseball's recruiting efforts are all about right now.
And Sean Reid-Foley (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood), a 2014 hard-throwing right-handed pitcher, added his name to the commitment list on Saturday night continuing their success.
"I am pretty happy about," he said, "It just felt like the place to be, so that is why I chose that.
"The thing I liked about it was probably just the campus that they have. It is beautiful and the facilities that they have."
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound high school ace revs up to about 91 MPH on the radar gun. The excitement and response of the Seminoles' coaches, then, was not a surprise.
"They were pretty stoked about it," he said of the FSU coaches. "They were pretty happy."
What was, however, was the insistence of Reid-Foley's parents to make the decision that he had already come to.
"My parents told me that I should have done it. I mean, I was going to do it probably, but they made it kind of official. That kind of helped, too."
With offers from just about everyone in the region, Reid-Foley was thought of highly among college recruiters and scouts. Now that he's committed to Florida State, it isn't likely Reid-Foley will change.
He says his bond to the school is a strong one.
"I am probably going to just stick with Florida State. I don't really feel the need to go anywhere else."