All things considered, picking Class A minor league baseball over the University Of Miami represents a slight difference in
pay creature comfort. From the Palm Beach Post’s Jorge Millan.
University of Miami football recruit Daniel Stegall has agreed to contract terms with the New York Mets and will not play for the Hurricanes.
Stegall, the only quarterback in UM’s incoming recruiting class, was selected Tuesday by the Mets in the seventh round of the Major League Baseball draft.
Stegall said he informed UM coach Larry Coker and quarterbacks coach Todd Berry of his decision during a telephone call Thursday.
“I told them that playing professional baseball has really been my dream since I was a little kid,” said Stegall, a two-sport standout at Greenwood (Ark.) High School. “I never thought I would get the chance to do it.”
Coker and Berry “were sort of upset, but supportive and encouraging,” Stegall said.
The only scholarship quarterbacks left on UM’s roster are starter Kyle Wright, a junior, and sophomore back-up Kirby Freeman. Walk-ons Matt Perrelli, a sophomore and graduate of Jupiter High School, and Jorge Fernandez will likely battle in fall practice for the No. 3 job.
In a completely unrelated story, Hormones vocalist Tim Stegall was not selected in last Wednesday’s Amateur Draft, but might still be available as a free agent.