Parents: Mike and Leigh Ann Blevins
High School: West Johnston
Travel Teams: Carolina Cubs, FBI Fungo
Height, Weight: 5-foot-10, 155 pounds
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Also Considered: Wingate, UNC Asheville
Why Brunswick? “I liked the idea of being around the beach area and I know a lot of people who play there already. When I visited I just could easily see myself there.”
Notable: Michael will pitch at Brunswick, after playing every position except catcher or first base at some point in his career. He hit .377 and was 5-2 on the mound as West won the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference championship during his senior season. … On the mound, he throws a fastball, a split-fingered fastball and a curve. The splitter has a knuckeball-style lack of spin and drops straight down when it’s on. … “I’m really proud of what we were able to do this season,” Michael said. “Getting the win against Millbrook this season was probably my best personal memory.” … Michael wants to go into the construction field.
West Johnston coach Joey Worley: “Michael is the consummate teammate. He comes to work every day, can play infield, pitch, the outfield. He’s one of the best two-strike hitters I’ve ever coached. He’s got a great arm, work ethic and he’s only going to get bigger and stronger. D-I guys will be on him.”
Compiled by D. Clay Best