Crisp County Pitcher Honors UGA Commitment

Through 10 rounds of the 2013 MLB Draft, Crisp County pitcher Robert Tyler hasn TMt received a call.

With the lack of MLB news, Tyler decided to make his own. The Crisp County pitcher has decided to push aside his major league dreams, for now, and honor his baseball scholarship to the University of Georgia.

The decision isn TMt much of a surprise given the circumstances.

Earlier this week, Tyler said if he wasn TMt selected in the first five rounds, he would play in Athens for new UGA head coach Scott Stricklin.

Tyler and Stricklin have held several conversations over the past week, rejuvenating the pitcher TMs desire for the Bulldog program.

One of the first things he said was, we're going to go to Omaha (site of the College World Series). That just got me excited right then, said Tyler in an interview with FOX 31 this week.

Either way it goes it's a win, win. Either way I'll be playing baseball and doing what I love to do.

During his high school career, Tyler led Crisp County to the GHSA-AAAA State Final Four and three straight AAAA-Region 1 Championships.