Florida State baseball has shown it’s willingness to get out early and scout and recruit. So far, it’s paying off in their 2023 recruiting class. The Seminoles now have 11 commits in the class, as Hudson Rowan committed to the Seminoles on Tuesday morning.
Thankful to announce my commitment to further my academic and baseball career at Florida State University. My work is just beginning. Glory to God. Go Noles! @FSUBaseball @Mmetcalf32 @5starnational @PerfectGameUSA pic.twitter.com/O3QxAXTKHn— hudson rowan (@rowan_hudson) December 15, 2020
Rowan is a left-handed pitcher out of Panama City, Florida and Mosley high school. The southpaw stands 5’11, 158 pounds. He plays in the 5-star Mafia travel ball program, which Florida State is starting to leave their mark on.
#UNCOMMITTED 2023 LHP @rowan_hudson working on getting that early hand separation in preparation for his inning of work tomorrow. Easy #ASR & solid command. Showed off his ability to work his FB to both side of the plate. @5starnational pic.twitter.com/CAzy4r67fI— Diamond Prospect Media (@DiamondProMedia) August 22, 2020
The LHP presents a lot to like in his fastball alone. He has recently been up to 87 MPH, and sits in the mid 80’s with ease. His FB jumps on hitters, as he hides it well behind his back hip and extends deep down the hill. With the smaller, leaner frame, there is still a lot left on the fastball. Rowan also throws a CH in the low 70’s, paired with a mid 60’s breaker.
85-87 today.— hudson rowan (@rowan_hudson) November 14, 2020
1 walk. pic.twitter.com/uT8b5lGGWH
Rowan is the third left-handed pitcher to commit to FSU’s 2023 class, along with David Davila and Luke Dotson. All three have swing-and-miss fastballs, with room to grow. With a strong finish in the class over the next few months, this will be another top ten recruiting class for the Seminoles, following a #6 ranked ‘21 class and the #2 ranked ‘22 class.