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Casey Chooses William & Mary; Williams Signs with Kennesaw State

So Division 1 it is.

A pair of Troup High standouts will play big boy college baseball in the very near future. Pitcher and outfielder Garrett Casey signed a scholarship with William & Mary from Williamsburg, Va. last Thursday morning in the Troup High Media Center.

While Casey inked his deal, Troup High teammate and senior Colby Williams went the Kennesaw State route. Williams chose the Owls over Coastal Carolina.

Kennesaw State plays baseball in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Williams will pitch and possibly play some third base for the Owls. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Williams is just glad he is a Division 1 signee.

Without a doubt, Kennesaw State is the place for the All-Region and All-State player from Troup High. Williams was more than willing to talk baseball and college after his scholarship signing.

“Kennesaw is close to home. They have a great program and great coaches. This is exciting. I’ve been playing baseball since I was four,” said Williams.

He wants to get right to it next year at Kennesaw State.

“I want to be a Friday night guy [in the starting pitching rotation]. I can put the ball where I want to,” said Williams.

He knows a little Kennesaw State baseball history, too. “They beat Florida State in the Super Regional a couple of years ago,” said Williams.

His buddy and Troup High left-handed pitcher Garrett Casey is just as happy with his baseball scholarship to William & Mary. The Tribe plays in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Casey is going to play there, too, starting in 2019. He is a William & Mary guy already. Casey signed with the Tribe instead of Delaware or North Carolina- Asheville. “They have nice facilities. The campus is pretty in the fall. This has always been my dream [to play college baseball],” said Casey. “I want to get some valuable innings [as a freshman next year]. I’ve got my fastball, slider, and change curve.”

Casey has the scholarship to William & Mary, too.

“It feels like home,” said Casey.

Troup High head baseball coach Craig Garner believes Casey and Williams have a bright future in college on the field and off. Garner was as happy as Casey and Williams with their scholarship signings.

“This is always an honor. The ultimate goal is to play college baseball. The sky is the limit [for Williams and Casey],” said Garner.

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