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Monday, June 11, 2012

Thompson, Schotts set to sign

The Tigers' top two picks in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, Texas high schoolers and friends Jake Thompson and Austin Schotts, are close to becoming prospects in the system.

Thompson tweeted Monday that the twosome were headed to the Tigers' spring headquarters in Lakeland, Fla., and confirmed via Twitter that they'd be signing "as soon as we pass our physicals."

The Tigers selected Thompson 91st overall, at the end of the second round, and Schotts 30 picks later in the third round.

 Both players had been committed to high-level college programs — Thompson to TCU and Schotts to Oklahoma State — but were not considered signing risks. The Tigers vetted all their picks to confirm the chance of signing was high enough to warrant spending a pick.


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