Kohlhepp Heading to Knoxville
Tanner Kohlhepp of Eau Claire, Wisconsin has announced that he will play his collegiate baseball at the University of Tennessee, a Division I institution located in Knoxville, Tennessee
The highly touted two way player is no stranger to the recruiting process as he recently reopened his commitment from the University of Arkansas and hit the market with interest from around the country. At the end, he followed newly hired Tennessee Head Coach Tony Vitello, who was a former assistant with the Razorbacks, to Knoxville to join the Volunteers. Kohlhepp shows the unique ability to man the middle of the infield as well as on the bump. A loose left handed hitter, Kohlhepp shows juice to the pull side that projects with added size to his lanky frame. On the mound Kohlhepp has electric stuff with a fastball that reaches 91 MPH paired with a wipeout slider working from a 3/4 slot.
Kohlhepp is the first player from the Rays organization to commit to the Volunteers, who are a member of the prestigious SEC. Beginning his first year at the helm in fall of 2017, Tony Vitello looks to build on the success he helped create at Arkansas and get back to a winning tradition in Knoxville. Vitello has developed six first round draft picks to go along with a dozen players who have played in the big leagues.