The decision had already been made this summer but Wetumpka’s Seth Johnson made things official Thursday when he signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Troy next year. Johnson originally got the offer after a high school showcase at Troy in June and he selected the Trojans over other schools including North Alabama and Harding.
“I decided about two weeks after they made the offer,” Johnson said. “Troy just fit me the best. They have a really good program and great coaches. I wanted to go to a D1 school for the schoolwork aspect and I wanted to stay closer to home.”
Johnson quickly started gaining the attention of college coaches after bursting onto the scene in his first season with Wetumpka. He earned the Elmore County Player of the Year honors and he represented the Indians in the annual AHSAA North-South All-Star Game.
As a junior, Johnson led Wetumpka in hits, runs, RBIs and home runs while recording a .460 batting average.
“Coach (Mark) Smartt at Troy stayed in touch with me through the whole recruiting process,” Wetumpka coach Michael Dismukes said. “He really likes what Seth can do at the plate. He’s got…