Knoxville Catholic High School shortstop Aaron Aucker has signed to play with Middle Tennessee State University.
“I really liked the coaching staff and really wanted to stay in-state and close to home,” Aaron told the Knoxville News Sentinel.
As a junior with the Fighting Irish, Aaron batted .452 with a school-record six triples plus two home runs, and an on-base percentage of .527. He scored 32 runs and stole 22 bases.
Aaron has been a member of the Kansas City Royals scout team and has scrimmaged against four-year and junior-college players for the past two seasons.
He could start right away as a freshman for the Blue Raiders in 2014.
“They [MTSU] said I have a decent shot to come right in and play third or second base,” Aaron told the News Sentinel. “Right now I’m just focusing on having a good senior year in high school. I’m going to take it one step at a time.”