GASTONIA — Forestview seniors Reilly Hovis and Zach Daly had to wait a long time between reaching their college decisions and making those decisions official.
The baseball standouts committed to the University of North Carolina in Sept. 2010, and they were finally able to sign their binding national letters of intent with the opening of the signing period last week.
“Making a commitment is one thing, but once it becomes official it means a little bit more,” Forestview coach Brian Horne said.
The two have played on the same baseball team off and on since the age of 6 or 7, most recently with Impact Baseball’s Dirtbags showcase team. Horne said the offseason has been productive for both of them, with Hovis consistently reaching 89-91 mph with his fastball and Daly slugging 12 home runs in a wooden-bat league.