Recently-hired Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin hasn't wasted any time in trying to establish his recruiting base, and it appears he has chosen Gwinnett County as an early focal point by convincing one of next year's top seniors to change his mind.
Mill Creek's Logan Moseley had initially given a verbal commitment to attend the University of Miami back in February, but the 6-foot, 175-pound shortstop/right-handed pitcher says he will now join Stricklin and the Bulldogs in the fall of 2014.
While Moseley said Stricklin wasn't the only reason he decision to flip his commitment, he was one of them.
"It was a lot of different things, Coach Stricklin being one of them," said Moseley, who hit a team-best .391 with four home runs, 22 RBIs, six doubles and 25 runs scored in helping the Hawks (22-10) to the Region 7-AAAAAA championship and the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs. "It was also the financial (aid) situation and the distance from home for my parents. And Miami wanted me to just pitch, and at Georgia, I'll have a chance to play (in the field and hit)."
As excited as Mill Creek coach Doug Jones was at Moseley's original commitment to Miami, he was equally excited about his decision to switch to Georgia.
And he is confident that the fit with the Bulldogs will be just as good for Moseley.
"It just makes sense," Jones said. "Obviously, Miami's a great program and a great school. But Logan's done a great job athletically and academically, and it just makes sense for him to be able to use those (resources) in his home state.
"And Logan thinks the world of Coach Stricklin and his staff. So, it just makes all-around sense."