Cass High's Chaz Wilson to play at Tennessee college
by David Royal
Nov 15, 2012 | 1037 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
His baseball coach doesn’t know whether Chaz Wilson, one of Cass High’s two pitching aces, will ultimately choose a career in baseball or pharmacy.

But the work ethic of Wilson, who agreed this week to attend Union University, will help him in either pursuit, coach Adam Williams said.

“Chaz is an extremely hard worker,” Williams said. “He’s bought into the process of success. He understands what you have to do to be successful. Whether he stays with baseball or not, he’ll be successful.”

The coach said Wilson, who stands 6 foot, 2 inches, has strong academic qualifications.

“Union is getting a kid with a 4.0 GPA and 18 hours of college classes,” he said. “Not only are they getting a great baseball player, they’re getting a good kid.”

Williams is even more complimentary of the right-hander’s baseball prowess.

“He’s pitched on and off for us four years, but his role is about to get much bigger. We expect a lot out of him.”

He said Wilson, who employs a fastball, changeup and slider, already throws 90-plus mph on the mound and will work to make the most of his talent.

“Chaz’s work habits are the reason he’s getting this scholarship. He works hard in all aspects of the game, from the field to the weight room.”

When Wilson isn’t pitching, Cass has shifted him to first base or to catcher.

“He’s been in our lineup three years. Barring injury, we don’t see him going anywhere.”

Wilson also receives praise as a hitter.

“He has great bat control,” Williams said. “He can do everything from double in the gap to getting a suicide squeeze play. He’s a true team player and will do exactly what he’s called on to do.”

The coach said the best years are ahead of Wilson.

“As a pitcher, he hit the magic number of 90 mph and saw his recruiting go up,” Williams said. “He’s a big strong kid who’s just now learning how to pitch. When he gets it all figured out, he’ll be an asset to the university.”

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