It’s been a few months since we’ve heard from Mike Fox and the North Carolina baseball team, but they’ve hit the recruiting trail and landed yet another future Diamond Heel. A young one at that!
Lumberton High School (NC) sophomore pitcher Evan Odum has committed to the University of North Carolina. The Tar Heels have been known for the development of the best pitchers in college baseball where many have gone on to have great careers in the majors, and Odum looks to be the next in line to add his name to that list.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to play at the University of North Carolina. The past couple years it seems like their program keeps getting better and better and I love the college baseball atmosphere up there,” Odum told the Robesonian.
Coach Don Hutchens points out that of his many years of recruiting he has rarely found a talented pitcher that can throw 90 miles per hour as a sophomore in high school. Hutchens has found a gem and pursued him early before the other schools began to see his talent.
Obviously it will be three more years before Odum can pitch for Fox and the Tar Heels, but he will begin to focus on throwing more first pitch strikes for Lumberton High this season and developing even more before arriving in Chapel Hill.