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‘14 OF from Pennsylvania showing interest in Rebels

Zach Jancarski visited Ole Miss for the Arkansas series.

Two weeks have passed and the standout outfielder from East Norriton, Pa., is still raving about his visit to Oxford.

“What couldn’t you say about it?” he said Tuesday.

That weekend, the Rebels took two of three from the visiting Razorbacks, which lent itself to a unique atmosphere for a visitor from the Northeast.

“Ole Miss is awesome. I went down there expecting a lot and I left without any real cons, just all pros,” Jancarski said. “(The coaches) are real laid back. I didn’t feel nervous when I was there. I felt at home. All the players were great to me. I went in the locker room and hung out with the guys. There’s no place I’d rather be. They were laid back, but at the same time they were about to do business in a couple of hours. It just seemed like a dream college. There were no cons about it.

“I couldn’t say one thing I didn’t like. It was all great.”

Jancarski, who isn’t from a go-to recruiting territory for the Rebels, became interested in Ole Miss after hitting around over the winter with Rebel signee Christian Helsel.

“When we were getting warmed up and hitting off the tee, he brought it up and how excited he was to get down to Oxford and start playing,” he said. “I was listening and taking everything in and my jaw was just dropping at all the things he said.”

According to Jancarski, a current sophomore at Chestnut Hill Academy and a member of the 2014 recruiting class, he has been receiving interest from several D-I schools.

“UNC has been talking to me a lot,” he said. “I like Clemson a lot. I visited Coastal Carolina. My first visit was at the University of Pittsburgh and that kind of got my feet wet as far as the visiting and recruiting and all that. They were the first ones.

“Maryland was one of the first too. I’m still in touch with their coach a little bit.”

While the 6-foot, 180-pound outfielder hasn’t been offered by Ole Miss, he hopes he can parlay a good summer ball season into an offer.

“Hopefully I perform up to my abilities,” he said.

Jancarski said he plans to verbally commit to a school by the end of the summer or possibly in the fall if things work out.

By the numbers
According to Jancarski, he is currently hitting .373 with a .527 on-base percentage, a .448 slugging percentage, 15 runs scored and 13 stolen bases. He also said he runs a 6.6-second 60-yard-dash. (May 4, 2012, Page 7A)

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