From a hornet to a horned frog: Twine chooses TCU

Published: Jan. 18, 2013 at 3:21 AM CST
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HEMPHILL, TX (KTRE) - He's still over a year from graduating, but Hemphill Junior Justin Twine knows where he will continue his baseball career, and it was an easy choice.

"I've just always loved baseball, it's my passion," said Twine.

While most high school kids dream of going straight to the pros Twine could have but Texas Christian University made him think differently.

"I had a few pro teams come and watch me at  the Bandidos facility in Tomball and they showed some interest but I feel like TCU was my home away from home. They showed me a lot of respect," said Twine.

This will be Coach Justin Adam's second season with Twine, but knew from day one he had something special.

"He has more pop then most kid's I have seen," said Adams.

Special enough that both Twine and Adams believe the future is bright for this young athlete.

"I think it is every high school kid's dream to make it to the pros and win a world series," said Twine.

"As long as he continues to put in the effort and continue to work hard the sky is the limit," said Adams.

TCU thinks Twine is good but how good does Adams think he is? That's a question Coach Adams doesn't want twine knowing the answer to

"I'd hate to say that and give him that satisfaction, but he is up there," said Adams.

Maybe in a few years twine will get that answer.

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