Ole Miss Collects Two Commitments

Mike Bianco and the Rebel baseball program have received a pair of out-of-state commitments for their 2017 recruiting class.

On Sept. 24, Dyer County lefthander Jordan Fowler announced his commitment to the Southeastern Conference program on Twitter, giving Ole Miss a verbal pledge from the Union City, Tenn. native. The 6-foot-2, 160-pound southpaw gives Ole Miss a noteworthy recruiting win, landing the prospect from a state that two SEC programs call home.

In July, During Perfect Game’s World Wood Bat Association 16U National Championship, Fowler’s fastball ran 81-86 MPH, showing a mid-70s curveball and upper-70s change. A member of the Memphis Tigers West 16U program, Fowler is to pitch during Perfect Game’s WWBA Underclass World Championship, Oct. 8-12 in Ft. Myers, Fla.

The Rebels also secured another important prospect for their 2017 recruiting class over the past few days. On Sept. 27, middle infielder Anthony Servideo issued a verbal commitment to Bianco and staff.

This time, Ole Miss tapped the Sunshine State, adding Servideo by way of Jupiter, Fla. For Jupiter High and the Orlando Scorpions program, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound lefthanded hitting Servideo is a talented shortstop.

Perfect Game’s Jheremy Brown calls Servideo a hitter with a sound approach and feel for the barrel. In a December 2014 write-up, in his player profile, Prep Baseball Report comments on Servideo’s fielding abilities as a player with loose actions, a good first step, with range and enough are to play shortstop. PBR lists Servideo with a 60-yard time of 6.71 seconds.

Perfect Game lists Fowler and Servideo as the respective seventh and eighth member of Ole Miss’ ’17 class, one composed of players from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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