Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE
Chipper Andzel, who plays baseball at Chiles High School in Tallahassee, has committed to play for the Florida State Seminoles.
Chipper Andzel grew up watching Florida St. Seminoles baseball. Some of his favorite players include Buster Posey and Mike McGee. Andzel, a third baseman at Chiles High School in Tallahassee, has officially committed to play for Florida State:
"It feels like a family at Florida State," Andzel said.
"It's definitely a load off my mind knowing that I have some place to continue playing. It's a dream come true."
His high school coach, Dick Steed, praises how hard Andzel works and just how multi-dimensional he is:
"He's really come on, and has made tremendous strides to getting bigger and stronger," Steed said. "And the big thing he brings to the table is his versatility.
"He can play anywhere."
The 5'9, 180-pound player has played outfield, middle infield and catcher while in high school and he says that he was recruited by the Seminoles to play either in the infield or the outfield.
In the prestigious WWBA World Championships in Jupiter, Fla., Andzel was named to the All-Tournament team thanks to three doubles, a home run and eight RBIs as his AAU team lost in the championship game.
Andzel became the sixth player from Tallahassee to recently commit to the Seminoles. Three other players, including Gage West, MT Minacci and Nick Graganella are all committed for 2013, with Andzel, Carson Sands and Matthew Railey committed for 2014.