Junior righthander commits to USC

February 22, 2013 

RHP Clarke Schmidt of Acworth, GA has committed to USC for the 2014 class.

His older brother is Clemson pitcher Clate Schmidt. He picked the Gamecocks over Georgia, Clemson, Ole Miss and Auburn.

Here’s what PerfectGame.com had to say about Schmidt: Slender young build, minimal present strength. Back turn/rock back delivery, long deep arm action, lands open out front, high 3/4's to over the top release point, best stuff from lower slots. Consistent 82-84 mph fastball, mostly straight, curveball flashes good spin from lower slots, good shape and depth, around the plate with all pitches. 7.18 runner, shows his arm strength from both infield and outfield, actions and athleticism best suited for third base. Right handed hitter, aggressive swing, good looseness out front, sets up at front of batter's box, consistent pull line drive contact, will improve with additional strength. Improving every time out. Good student.

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