BASEBALL: Stockbridge High’s not-so-secret weapon speaks about his goals

Michael Harris II is sliding into his final season but there are a lot of things left for him to do before walking across the graduation stage. (Special Photo)

STOCKBRIDGE — All the doubt around his recent college choice and the negativity that came with it, Stockbridge’s not so secret weapon is in rare form with a new mindset in 2019 as the looming season and Major League Baseball draft approach.

The Texas Tech signee Michael Harris II has set his mindset for 2019 to just compete and have fun. He’s never changed who he’s been since walking through the doors at Stockbridge four years ago to now except for improving mentally and physically throughout the year season.

“Honestly, I couldn’t be the one to say how much I’ve improved because I’ve never really made changes in my game,” Harris II said. “I’ve basically just gotten stronger mentally and physically.”

With the start of the 2019 season having its first pitch this week, Harris II has looked back at his commitment time that’s still pinned to his personal Twitter account but has also let it slip his future.

“Since committing, there hasn’t been that big of a difference other than the fact that college coaches aren’t texting and calling all the time,” Harris II said. “Now I’ve been focused on having fun and hoping to get drafted in the upcoming draft in June.”

With the draft being a plan for Harris II, he’s still got to look at the Class AAAAA load that Stockbridge has placed before him. From being the best teammate he can be to following through with team goals, the sky is the limit for Harris II.

“Statistically, I haven’t set any goals, but it would be nice to improve from last season,” Harris II admitted. “As a team, our goal is to have a winning record and make it to the state playoffs.”

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Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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