Here we go again. FSU baseball has picked up their third 2023 commitment in less than 24 hours. Mike Martin Jr’s prospect camp continues to impress recruits and lead to commitments from future ‘Noles. After landing Matthew Davis and Tristan Russell on Sunday evening, David Davila committed to FSU on Monday night.
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I’m super astounded to announce that I will be furthering my academic and baseball career at Florida State University. First I want to thank god for putting me in the right position to succeed, I want to thank my supportive parents for making all my dreams come true, I want to thank all the coaches that have helped me get to this point I am in life, I want to thank my teammates, and lastly but most importantly I want to thank my family for being there for me and wishing nothing but the best. @nolebaseball @floridastateuniversity @imaterbaseball @imater_knights @imaterathletics @deinys4 @dpitchingcoach55 @smorrison1227 @elitesquadbaseball
Davila is a LHP pitcher out of Opa-Locka, FL. The 2023 recruit has a small frame, standing just 5’7 and weighing 135 pounds, but has elite arm speed which generates high velocity. Davila is currently ranked the 160th overall player in the class and the fifth best LHP from FL in 2023.
The Florida-native works in the mid-to-upper 80’s with his fastball. Despite the small frame, Davila has been all the way up to 88 MPH with the fastball at just 15-years old. The lefty’s short arm action creates a good bit of 2-seam run on the fastball. He also has the ability to drop in a curveball for a strike, but it will have to become sharper over the next few years. Being just 15 and 135 pounds and already throwing 88 MPH, Davila has an extremely high ceiling. As the lefty continues to grow and add strength, the velocity will only get better and better with the short arm action.
FSU now has seven commits in the 2023 class and five of the top 33 recruits in the state of Florida. Miami has 4 of the top 33 while UF has 3, so yes, picking up these kids early is very important for FSU. A quick and early start to a recruiting class can give you a big advantage. We are still three and a half years away from these kids reaching campus and FSU probably has 8-10 more spots in the class to fill. FSU is trending towards a top five 2023 national class with the work they’re putting in so far.