• 55°
Hartselle Enquirer

Hartselle’s Mizell, Smith sign to play baseball with SEC schools

Hartselle baseball seniors Coleman “Bull” Mizell and Jack Smith signed their National Letters of Intent with the University of Alabama and the University of Arkansas in signing ceremonies at Hartselle High School this past week.

Mizell signs with Alabama

Outfielder Coleman Mizell capped off a memorable 2022 by signing with the University of Alabama baseball program this past Tuesday.

“It is a great feeling to sign with the University of Alabama,” Mizell said. “Not many people have the opportunity to play college baseball, especially in the SEC.”

His signing was the culmination of his 2022 as he became a state champion, was named to the 6A All-State team and was named the 6A Hitter of the Year.

He committed to the Crimson Tide almost two years ago and is glad to finally be able to sign his name on the dotted line.

But there is a possibility that Mizell never makes it to Tuscaloosa, as his name could be called in the upcoming Major League draft.

This summer, his stock rose after a nine-day stint at the Major League Baseball/ USA Baseball Prospect Development Camp in Cary, NC. He had a successful time at the camp and received a high prospect rating for his efforts in front of numerous MLB scouts.

“The end goal is to play professionally, but going through Tuscaloosa to get there means a lot to me,” Mizell added. “I’m incredibly thankful for the talent that God has given me to be able to play this sport. I absolutely love playing baseball and wouldn’t want to do it anywhere else but in Tuscaloosa.”

Smith signs with Arkansas

Pitcher Jack Smith signed his letter of intent to play baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks following graduation.

“This is what I’ve worked my whole life for,” Smith said. “It’s an amazing feeling.”

Smith’s recruiting stock shot up with an outstanding performance at the Perfect Game High School Showcase in Hoover early in his junior season.

He was recruited by numerous SEC schools, including Auburn, Alabama and Tennessee.

“When I met with the Arkansas coaches and saw the facilities, I knew that’s where I would call home,” Smith said.

Smith played quarterback for the Hartselle Tigers football team, leading them to a 12-1 record this season and a trip to the 6A State Quarterfinals. He finished with over 2,200 yards passing with 18 touchdowns while rushing for over 500 yards and 12 touchdowns.

“Jack was a tremendous leader for the football program,” Hartselle head coach Bryan Moore said. “Arkansas is getting a guy with all of the intangibles you want in a player.”

News

Christmas in the Park enjoyed in Falkville despite rain

News

Somerville woman arrested after threat made in Priceville

News

Officials: Escaped Morgan inmate apparently caused his own death

News

Majority leader Stadthagen sees strength in election of 26 republican legislators

News

Lacey’s Spring community fighting proposed rock quarry

News

Hartselle students participate in character expo

News

Authorities: Gifts in unlocked cars a tempting target so take preventive measures

At a Glance

Three arrested for theft of vehicle in Hartselle

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Annual Christmas parade to be held Thursday  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

At a Glance

Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

At a Glance

Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

At a Glance

‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

Morgan County

Future leader

News

Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

At a Glance

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Winter window wonderland  

At a Glance

Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

Hartselle

Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals

News

HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

News

Lovely landscape

x