Doesn't Thomas White see all of the other top prospects in the Class of 2023 announcing their respective commitments on Twitter and Instagram? Doesn't he care?
The Phillips Andover junior does things a little bit differently, and he can afford to as Perfect Game's No. 1 left-handed pitching prospect in the nation in the Class of 2023. While White's classmates look to nail down early commitments to Power 5 conference schools prior to the spring baseball season, White is in no rush. He has made exactly one official college visit so far with no immediate plans for another.
Realistically, White is probably going to get drafted in the first round of the 2023 MLB Draft -- a seemingly inevitable outcome that would likely result in a seven-figure signing bonus and a jump directly to pro baseball out of high school. But even for a 17-year-old future first-rounder, it is a bit unusual for White to go into the spring of his junior season without a verbal commitment to a college coaching staff.
"I don't really know why I haven't committed," White said. "I don't post much on social media as it is. I didn't want to make a decision early. If I made a decision before my freshman year and changed my mind, that makes it tougher to decommit. It's more difficult that way. I wanted time to think about what I wanted to do. Deciding as a freshman or sophomore didn't make sense to me."