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No. 58 freshman in the nation and No. 10 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game.

Before Clemson: Drafted in the 27th round (No. 809 overall pick) by the New York Mets ... member of the East Cobb Yankees ... first-team All-American by Louisville Slugger and USA Today as a senior ... Gwinnett Daily Post Pitcher-of-the-Year ... region pitcher-of-the-year as a senior ... his team won one state championship and two region titles ... lettered three times in baseball at Buford High School, where he was coached by Tony Wolfe.

Personal: His father, Mike, played football at Duke ... his mother, Meloney, played volleyball at Duke ... his sister, Megan, was a swimmer at TCU ... his cousin, Austin Higginbotham, is a lefthander at Wofford ... majoring in general engineering ... born Jacob Michael Higginbotham on Jan. 11, 1996 in Buford, Ga.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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