A pair of HBCU baseball programs picked up several recruits this week during as part of the Chicago White Sox Amateur City Elite youth baseball Collegiate Signing Day held at U.S. Cellular Field.
Among those who signed letters of intent with HBCUs were:
- Tyler Gordon, of Simeon High School, signed with Prairie View.
- Tyler Laux, of Lincoln-Way North, also committed to Prairie View.
- Andrew Garcia, Lincoln-Way East, committed to Prairie View.
- Josh Shaw, of Morgan Park, signed with Kentucky State.
The 15 players in attendance to sign their respective letters of intent at the Conference and Learning Center represented the largest class since the program’s inception in 2007. These same 15 players moved ACE’s overall total to 106 scholarships, with 60 players now at the Division I level.
“It’s a source of pride and a source of hope,” White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams told MLB.com. “To see this develop into 100-plus scholarships where people are saying across the country that young African-American men are not playing baseball in the inner cities, and to continue to turn out a good quality baseball player but even better young men, better people, yes, it’s something to smile and feel good about.”