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Heath All-American pitcher Jake Thompson commits to TCU

HEATH -  Rockwall-Heath’s All-American pitching and first baseman sensation Jake Thompson signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play baseball and continue his education at Texas Christian University (TCU) in 2013.

Thompson is a senior and will play once more this Spring for the Hawks baseball team. He had previously verbally committed last year to play at the University of Nebraska, until the Cornhuskers fired their baseball coach last year.

His parents said they are very happy that Jake will now be attending college closer to home so they can see him play more often.

His father, Keith Thompson, who works in administration for the Garland school district, expressed his appreciation Wednesday at Heath High for all those who have supported their son and family.

“Many of you were present this morning and we all thank for that tremendous show of support. It has been a long hard grind, with countless hours of hard work by Jake, but it all came back to him this morning. Thank you all very much and let’s all hope he can stay healthy his senior year!

Thompson also volunteers as a sportswriter for TheRockwallNews.com, reporting on Heath Hawks baseball.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

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