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USC baseball announced the signing of Bishop Amat senior Rio Ruiz, an elite pitching and third base prospect, who could be a program changer if he puts off Major League Baseball for a three-year commitment to Troy.

Rio-Ruiz-Amat.jpgHe is rated the No. 18 player in the country by Perfect Game USA, but Ruiz is considered by many the top two-way talent in the high school ranks.  He made several All-American teams as a junior.

"As one of the premier hitters in the country, we are extremely excited to have this young man join our program," said head coach Frank Cruz. "Rio's lifelong dream was to become a Trojan, so we are very happy to see that dream come true. He and his family are very committed to the college process and earning a degree at USC."

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Last year, he hit .455 with 14 doubles and three homeruns.  He will sit out his senior season recovering from an injury.

Check out Ruiz's sweet swing...


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