Jack Edmunson is going to “let it fly” this last year of his home-school high school baseball career.
The 18-year-old Luther resident, the son of John and Jennifer Edmunson, can let it fly because this week he signed his letter of intent to play college baseball with Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa. The pressure is off. It’s time to just play ball.
“We’ve signed some good arms this year,” said Cole Stephens, NOC’s recruiting coach who was impressed with Edmunson’s play.
“Jack is who we are looking for in our pitching team for next year. The thing most exciting about him is his command of his pitches. He’s the right size to build velocity … and we are excited for him to join our group,” said Coach Stephens.
Coach is also fired up that he’s been able to recruit a class of talented athletes within about a 100 mile radius of Tonkawa. That helps the fan support!
To be sure, there’s a posse of family, friends and fans who will be burning up the roads (NOT speeding) between Luther and Tonkawa to continue following Edmunson’s baseball career.
Edmunson officially signed to play with NOC in a ceremony at Oklahoma Fuel Athletics. He said it meant a lot to have his closest friends and family there to support him.
“Signing to NOC was amazing. It was the end of the stressful time that every high school senior goes through when they’re trying to decide what to do with their life. Overall, the experience was just an affirmation of how truly blessed I am and I’m very thankful that God has allowed me to come this far with my baseball career,” said Edmunson.
Does he have anyone to thank? Yes he does.
“Firstly I want to thank my parents. The amount of time and money they’ve put into me and my baseball is amazing and I could never thank them enough. Secondly my coaches at the Broncos and at Fuel for helping me find what kind of player I want to be. Thirdly my teammates and friends: they make playing the game fun. Last but not least, I want to thank God for the opportunities He’s given me. I would be nothing without Him and I’m extremely thankful for everything I’ve been blessed with,” he said.
Edmunson who played Little League ball in Luther, now can focus on letting it fly his senior season with the Oklahoma City Broncos. He’s signed to play college ball. Pressure is off. It’s time to play ball.