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Baseball Signing Day notes: Millard West's Max Anderson finds 'perfect fit' with Texas A&M; Ruhl signs with K-State

By Omaha World Herald, 11/14/19, 9:00AM CST


Max Anderson verbally committed to Texas A&M on September 13, 2018. A lot has happened since then. Nebraska hired Will Bolt as it's new head coach and Jeff Christy as his assistant. Both NU legends and both from the A&M coaching staff that recruited Anderson.

"When they came to watch Tristan (Gomes) play in the summer they told me they wouldn't do anything unless I approached them out of respect for coach Childress," Anderson said. "I got that one at least three times a week.

"I've never been someone to change my mind and I've always been not a really been a big city kid and College Station felt like home right as I got there," Anderson said. "I really like coach (Rob) Childress and (assistant) coach (Justin) Seeley made it sound like a perfect fit for me and I trust them.

Anderson helped Millard West capture their first Class A title in 2019 while batting .353 and leading the state with 10 home runs. He was also named honorary captain of the 2019 All-Nebraska team after being named the the second team as a sophomore.

Ruhl signs with K-State

Ty Ruhl added more firepower to an already potent lineup when he enrolled at Millard West last week. Ruhl one of the state's best senior players transferred in part because Centura doesn't have a baseball program. The other was to potentially increase is after high school prospects.

"I just had a better opportunity for my future in baseball by moving to Omaha," Ruhl said of the transfer. He will sit out the required 90 days per NSAA transfer rules and be eligible to play the first week of April.

On Wednesday at a signing ceremony at Millard West he signed his letter of intent with Kansas State. A school he has been committed to since October of last year. Will Bolt and the new Nebraska coaching staff made a push this summer to get Ruhl to stay in-state but he said K-State felt like his home already.

Ruhl could also end up not going to Kansas State. Some observers believe he could be a high enough draft pick in the 2020 MLB draft.

"If it happens then I will think about it," Ruhl said when asked about potentially being drafted and heading to the professional ranks.