Earlier this year, class of 2016 alumni Colby Canales verbally committed to play baseball at Loyola Marymount University. This opportunity came to him in only his freshman year of high school. Freshman typically are not yet thinking about college, but despite his young age, Canales knew LMU was the right choice.
Canales is currently a sophomore at Servite High School, where he plays for their varsity baseball team as shortstop. In an article written by Servite High School, Canales’s baseball coach, Coach Gilbert, calls him a “talented young player with a tremendous upside”, who is “advanced at the plate for his age”. Gilbert also adds, “Not only is he talented athletically but is also a very good student that takes care of things in the classroom as well. We are very pleased with the progress he has made in the short time he has been here and look forward to the player he can become. He will only get better with his work ethic and his will to be the best player he can be. We are blessed to be a part of his development over the next 4 years and expect good things in the future.”
To read more on Canales’s decision to play Division 1 baseball at LMU, visit this LINK.