By: Matt Rothman
Marjory Stoneman Douglas has yet another player headed to the Southeastern Conference, with Nick Diaz committing to the University of Georgia.
“My commitment was such an exciting thing for me and my family,” Diaz said. “Coaches were able to call players on August 1, and I was so happy to get a few calls that I didn’t expect. This is such a big deal for me because this means my hard work is starting to pay off, and hopefully, I can continue playing after high school.”
A junior at MSD, Diaz began playing in second grade and competed for Pembroke Pines Cobras, TBT National, MSD, and the Original Florida Pokers. With the Eagles, he hit .371 with an OPS of 1.021 as a freshman, then .471 as a sophomore with two home runs in 2022. Diaz also played in the PBR Futures Event this summer for the top uncommitted players in the country.
Diaz homered in one of the showcases and was previously named to the Perfect Game 15U East Memorial Day Classic All-Tournament later in 2022 before being called up to the Florida Pokers’ 16U team BCS National Championship team.
While Diaz knew right away he wanted to play at Georgia for Head Coach Wes Johnson, he says his interest started when he visited and saw how the program was run.
Diaz also was impressed by the facilities and his talk with Coach Will Coggin. Diaz will likely play on the varsity baseball team this year and try to help the Eagles win their fourth straight State and National Championship while improving his body before playing at the next level when he graduates from high school in 2025.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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