- Aug 26, 2011
Justin Willis is a RHP from West New York, NJ. In his freshman 2018 season for Vandy, he had a 7.59 ERA in 10.2 innings, with 8 strike outs, 7 walks, and 12 hits.
Sophomore from Vanderbilt. Looks like he had some relief appearances freshman year, mixed results. Listed on this year's CWS team but doesn't appear that he got into any games this year
His father is former MLB pitcher Kevin Morton. He’s now an AAU coach and one of the top pitching instructors in Fairfield County.
From the Korey Morton Comments section in Prep Baseball Report:
Left hand pitcher. Never can have enough of that. First recruit from the high school class of 2022. Also rare that UConn gets a commit from someone who has just finished up their freshman year, first time it has happened since I started really following UConn baseball recruiting several years ago.
Sounds a bit like Nucerino. Looking forward to him making All State teams in the future!I'm not a UConn recruiting expert, but I'm familiar with Greger. I honestly don't know if they want him as a CF or a pitcher. They probably just wanted to secure him now, and they can figure out his position later. I'll tell you a little bit of what I know about him, but let me be clear: I'll talk about how he looked as a high school player, where the competition is obviously far from what UConn baseball faces.
Greger plays CT Rivals in the summer. In high school, he played CF and pitched as a freshman. He hit .365 with plenty of extra base hits, walks, and steals. He led his team in OBA, SLG, XBH, BB, runs, RBI, and SB. He can really go get the ball in CF. At the very least, he could be a speedy OF who gets on base and makes things happen on the bases. If he grows a little, his swing should allow him to hit for power.
As a pitcher, he probably can hit low-80s and sit high-70s with a big curve that is very tough to hit when it's on. He struck out well over a batter an inning as a freshman. He started and relieved. If his velocity gets to the mid-80s and he refines his command, he'll definitely have a future as a pitcher.
He's also just a good kid who is competitive and absolutely loves the game of baseball. Those who know him all consider him to be a high-character student and player. I was surprised to see a commitment after freshman year (although I don't follow baseball recruiting like basketball recruiting to know how unusual it is), but I'm excited UConn grabbed a local talent.
I also know the Greger family personally. They are great people. My brother and I coached Gavin's dad and uncles in soccer when they were young. Toughest most competitive players we ever coached. If I ever wanted to start any type of team, I would want the Gregers on my side. I heard same about Gavin. I think a great early pickupPersonally know the Greger family. Good stock!
From the Leo Socci Comments section in Prep Baseball Report:
Another PerfectGame.org ranking:Every once in a while PerfectGame.org rankings of recruits become visible to those who don't pay for the premium service. So here are the rankings for UConn recruits for this coming season:
255 - Reggie Crawford - LHP
Top 500, which seems to work out more to the 500 to 999 range:
Chris Brown - 3B
Zach Donohue - RHP
Sam Favieri - RHP
Tyler Griggs - 3B
Gavin Kee - OF
Andrew Marrero - RHP
Max Nielsen - LHP
Top 1000, which seems to work out to 1000 and over:
Garrett Coe - LHP
Joshua Cohen - RHP
Patrick Gallagher - RHP
It should be noted that some recruits just don't seem to show up on the Perfect Game website. In UConn's case, that would include Todd Petersen and Ryan Hyde. Also, remember these rankings are hardly perfect. For instance, Jacob Wallace was rated as a "Follow", which ranks behind both Tot 1000 and "High Follow". With all the UConn recruits ranking in the 500 range, this looks like a good depth class for the Huskies.