Coming up short on Monday night was the University of Texas, where two of the top prep stars in the US had intended to play collegiate sports.
The deadline was eleven pm CST, and the dotted lines got bigger as the minutes wound down.
Dylan Bundy of Owasso used all the time allotted in making a decision to sign a contract with the Baltimore Orioles who picked Bundy fourth overall in the Major League draft. Bundy’s contract is reportedly for four years at $6.25 and includes a $4 million bonus.
Bundy had committed to attend the University of Texas and was said to have still been considering that option. The Owasso star was the Gatorade National Male Athlete of the Year and went 11-0 on the mound during his senior year.
The Longhorns also missed out on Josh Bell, who had notified all Major League franchises of his intent to play for Texas, but signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates just before the deadline. Bell reportedly signed a minor league contract with a $5 million dollar bonus attached.
Bell was a first pick in the second round and 61st overall from Jesuit Prep School, where he batted .552 with 14 home runs during his senior year.
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma graduate Archie Bradley was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks, and also used all his available time before signing a five year deal said to be worth $5 million. Bradley went 12-1 during his senior season and pitched his squad to the state championship.