Florida State baseball’s coaching staff doesn’t take any time off. Just a couple hours after picking their first sweep of the year, the Seminoles picked up their 17th commitment of the 2021 class. Former Stetson commit Jaime Ferrer gave the ‘Noles his verbal commitment on Monday morning. Ferrer is an Orlando-native, making it nine in-state commits in the class. The Orlando-native is a primary catcher and stands 6’1, 192 pounds.
Ferrer continues the TNXL Baseball Academy pipeline for the ‘Noles. FSU currently has four TNXL alums in Elijah Cabell, Danny Andzel, Doug Kirkland, and Tyrell Brewer. The catcher is rated the 246th overall player in the class and the fifth-rated catcher in the class. His commitment will give FSU the sixth-rated 2021 class in the nation.
The right-handed hitter is the third catcher commitment of the class along with Jackson Baumeister and Satchell Norman in the class. The Seminoles now have three of the top five 2021 catchers from the state of Florida verbally committed in the class. Ferrer is also athletic enough to range the outfield, as he runs a 6.69 sixty-yard dash. He’s also shown the arm to stick behind the plate or in a corner OF spot, touching 93 MPH from the outfield.
Ferrer always looked at the FSU program as he was growing up, he told me, “FSU has always been a school that I saw growing up and always knew they had an amazing program.” He’s excited about the future of the program under the direction of Junior, “ I really like the new FSU coaching staff and coach Metcalf did a really good job of contacting me and getting to know me. I’m super excited for the new coaching staff and the future of the program.” He also knows his athleticism and flexibility in the field will help him in his time at FSU, “I’m primarily a catcher but I also play the outfield and have played around the infield. Metcalf talked to me about being able to play all around the field because of my athleticism and my speed.”
This class from FSU is simply loaded. The staff has done a good job of building depth in every phase of the game in case some of their top players get drafted before reaching campus. Between FSU’s 2021, 2022, and 2023 classes, Mike Martin Jr., Jimmy Belanger, and Mike Metcalf are building an athlete-infused, monster program.