The Nebraska baseball team had a big day in recruiting Monday as three in-state players in three different classes announced their commitments to the program.
The headliner was the Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year and Millard West 2020 infielder Max Anderson who flipped his commitment to Nebraska after initially signing with Texas A& M. A shortened Major League Baseball draft — slashed from 40 rounds to five — created a roster crunch at A&M. So Anderson parted ways with the program and secured his full release, even needing the school’s athletic director to sign off on the move. That’s when Anderson reached out to Nebraska. Anderson announced the move on social media Monday night, making him the 17th known newcomer set to arrive this fall and the eighth with in-state roots.
The Huskers also received pledges from 2021 Norris pitcher/outfielder CJ Hood and 2023 Beatrice pitcher/infielder Tucker Timmerman.
Hood, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound three-sport standout, is the brother of former Husker pitcher Byron Hood. The multisport standout features a low-90s fastball, change-up and slider among his offerings.
Timmerman becomes the second commit in NU’s 2023 class, joining highly touted infielder/pitcher Travis Sykora of Round Rock, Texas.