Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm / Updated at 10:36 pm
Huskers sign recruits from Norris

FIRTH, Neb. — Norris baseball standouts Jakson Reetz and Byron Hood both signed their national letters of intent Wednesday morning, officially joining Nebraska’s 2014 recruiting class.

A few school staffers, family members and reporters were on hand for the brief ceremony inside a Norris High School classroom Wednesday. The two teammates were all smiles posing for photographs and cherishing the moment. Both made their nonbinding pledges to Nebraska more than a year ago.

It’s quite possible that Reetz, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound catcher, may not join the Huskers’ squad next fall because he’s projected to be an early round pick in the upcoming MLB draft. Reetz was a member of the USA Baseball 18-and-under team that won a gold medal this summer.

Reetz hit .444 and led the state with 49 RBI during his junior year at Norris, which won the Class B state title last spring. Both Reetz and Hood were both named to The World-Herald’s All-Nebraska first-team. Hood, a 6-foot-1 right-hander, was 6-0 with an 0.97 ERA and 62 strikeouts last season.

The rest of the Huskers’ 2014 recruiting class will become official over the next few days. The early signing period closes Wednesday.

Contact the writer: Jon Nyatawa    |   402-473-9585    |  

Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football and baseball, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008.



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