Lambert rising senior catcher and outfielder Will Dunavant verbally committed to Wofford University, giving the Longhorns their second Division I commit this month.
Dunavant committed to the Terriers on July 18, two weeks after taking an unofficial visit to the Spartanburg, South Carolina campus.
"I loved the coaches and what their insights are and what they’re trying to do," Dunavant said. "They’re a great academic school. The community just felt like a great place to be. The campus, and even Spartanburg the town, it’s all centered around the college."
Dunavant played a reserve role for Lambert this past season. He hit .357 (5-for-14) and had just one RBI, but it was among the most memorable all season for the Longhorns – a pinch-hit, game-tying single in the deciding Game 3 of the Class AAAAAA championship series against Milton. Lambert went on to win the game for its first state title in program history.
"We still talk about the state championship a lot," Dunavant said. "It’s something we’ll never forget."
Despite his limited playing time, Dunavant caught the eye of college coaches at the Georgia Dugout Club Top 100 showcase event this summer. That’s when Wofford first recruited the 6-foot-3, 207-pounder, and the relationship grew from there.
"I’m very excited," Dunavant said. "It’s just always been a dream of mine [to play Division I baseball], and now it’s coming true."
Dunavant said he’s glad to have his decision made, though his commitment is non-binding until he signs a National Letter of Intent. He’s only focused now on his senior season and helping a Lambert team that could enter the season ranked No.1 in the country.
"I think the expectations are high again," Dunavant said, "and I think a lot of the guys are ready to repeat this [season]."