Clovis North High’s Christian Rossi, with college options — and in multiple sports — has made his choice: It’s Cal State Fullerton for baseball.
“It took him a long time to make his decision,” says Rick Rossi, the senior’s father. “A lot of people are calling. He just wanted to get it done so he can enjoy the rest of the year.”
Rick Rossi says his son — The Bee’s Player of the Year in football as a quarterback last fall as a senior and a Bee All-Star as a shortstop last spring as a junior — made a recent baseball recruiting visit to Fullerton, which has been pursuing him “for a long time.”
The Titans of the Big West Conference are currently 20-3, ranked No. 8 in the country, have made 21 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and have won four national titles.
Rick Rossi says his son intends on signing a letter of intent with Fullerton April 10.
Titans coach Rick Vanderhook has already signed Bullard catcher Niko Pacheco, The Bee’s Player of the Year in baseball as a junior last spring.
Rick Rossi says “it wasn’t an easy decision” for his son, whom he says had college choices in football and baseball.
And, yet another option figures to be on the table for Christian Rossi, a 6-foot-2, 195-pounder, who is expected to be selected in the June Major League baseball amateur draft.