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Florence, Alabama Vandy recruit drafted 7th

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Marlins draft Garrett seventh overall

FLORENCE — Brax Garrett didn’t get much sleep Wednesday night.

He tried to watch a movie until he fell asleep, knowing Thursday would likely change his life forever.

He was right.

The Florence High School pitcher was taken seventh overall by the Miami Marlins in the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night. The assigned value for that picks is $3,756,300, though his advisor Scott Boras could negotiate a better deal.

However, it might be for naught if Garrett decides to stick with his college commitment after signing with Vanderbilt earlier this year.

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That's a tough call. A degree from Vandy plus their coaching staff is potentially a better long term deal

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If boras can negotiate him $4mil plus out of high school you don't turn that down, no matter the full ride from vandy

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And another reason why Bama needed another coach, can't keep in state talent interested with that staff.

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First round talent rarely ever comes to school. Not worth the resources for bama. Vandy has a huge money and can offer academic scholarship through their opportunity fund how they see fit because they are a private school. They have an upper hand in recruiting nationally and taking chances on kids who will likely go pro. And the scholarship limitations that plague us are not a problem for them. That's why they almost always have top 3 classes. The vandy education part doesn't hurt either

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If a kid turns down 3.7 million bucks, he's too stupid to go to college....

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Good to see a neighbor doing well its really helped those Florence kids consolidating Bradshaw and Coffee high schools.

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If a kid turns down 3.7 million bucks, he's too stupid to go to college....

wait....aren't you the same guy who malign Cal and one and done very season?
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wait....aren't you the same guy who malign Cal and one and done very season?

Yep,i don't like the one and done thing.Let them go pro out of high school or stay a few years in college.

I don't blame them for taking the money, just don't like what it does to college basketball.

But that's just my opinion, take that and four bucks and we can buy a cup of coffee...

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