Columbus High School’s Ben Schorr realized a lifelong dream on Monday.
Schorr, a sophomore catcher for the Blue Devils, has verbally committed to play for Auburn. Schorr is considered among the top 300 players in the Class of 2020, per Perfect Game USA.
Schorr said he has been a diehard Auburn fan as long as he can remember, but it wasn’t his love of the Tigers that drove him to commit.
“The thing that helped in my decision was the people. The coaches at Auburn want you to be the best player and best person you can be,” Schorr said.
Schorr played in 14 games for the Blue Devils in his freshman season. He posted a .281 batting average with nine hits, one home run and eight RBIs.
Schorr said he had just started getting recruited by many Southeastern Conference schools, including Alabama, where his older sister Gigi plays soccer. With three years left in high school, there was no real rush for Schorr to make his decision.
Still, Schorr knew he’d seen enough.
“It was the right time to commit because after talking with the coaches at Auburn on several occasions, I realized that there is not a better place to continue my baseball career,” Schorr said.
Schorr stayed busy during the summer months and said it felt like he was out of town every weekend for baseball. His workload continues through the fall and winter, as he strives to improve his play before Columbus’ 2018 campaign begins.
Schorr said he cannot wait to get back into the high school baseball groove. And for Schorr, the aim is high for the Blue Devils’ upcoming season.
“The goal now is to win state,” Schorr said.
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