Reville Seminole Ridge’s First D1 Early College Signee
Lifelong dreams have been finally realized this week as student-athletes across the nation signed their commitment to their colleges of choice, as part of the National Early Signing Period. Here in Florida, dozens of baseball players across the state seized their moment to sign their commitment in special ceremonies with families, friends and supporters. The signing process can be challenging and arduous, but this week marks that moment when signees finally cross the finish line and finalize their dream of attending college and competing in college athletics.
Wednesday was an historic day at Seminole Ridge, as Dustin Reville became the first Division I signee when he signed with Florida Atlantic University. The power-hitting, four-year varsity outfielder led the team in RBIs, doubles and home runs last year while slugging .449, and he also had a 1.00 ERA in limited action on the mound.
“It’s a big achievement for Dustin,” Seminole Ridge manager Trent Pendergast said. “He worked hard for his opportunity. It’s also a nice moment for our program. We’ve had three kids to play JUCO and then Division I, but he’s the first straight out of high school. Hopefully that will be a spring-board for our program.”
Several other Palm Beach programs enjoyed signing ceremonies as well, including four Wellington players whom all signed together. The Wolverines signees were Connor Dunham (Coastal Carolina College), Danny Hernandez (Hillsborough State College), Alec Mendez (Bethune-Cookman University) and Dylan Tosto (Palm Beach Atlantic University).
Jupiter had a trio of players sign in Ricky Clark (Wingate University), Mitchell Hartigan (Florida Atlantic University) and Dakota Gaillard (Notre Dame), and Palm Beach Central also celebrated three signees in Brendan Power (Tulane University), Krishna Raj (Tulane University) and Jake Simon (Bethune-Cookman University). A pair also signed from Oxbridge Academy, as Zach Mazur and Alex Rao both signed with Notre Dame, and Vero Beach also celebrated two signees in Hunter Cooley (Florida Atlantic University) and David Leuthje (University of Florida).
Port St. Lucie also had two players sign, as Ches Goodman signed with The Citadel and Harry Vargas, a new transfer from New York, signed with Florida Atlantic University.