John Curtis baseball standout Michael O’Brien commits to Mississippi State

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One of the top baseball prospects in Louisiana is heading out of state.

John Curtis Christian senior Michael O’Brien has committed to Mississippi State.

Previously a commit to Tulane, O’Brien decommitted from the Green Wave once the program had a coaching change that led to Travis Jewett’s departure.

Houston, Southern Miss and Tulane were all looking at O’Brien as a two-way player.

A 4.0 student, O’Brien is an outstanding outfielder who has pitched well for the Patriots as well and has played for the Louisiana Knights.

This past season, O’Brien batted. 400 with 11 doubles, five triples, a home run, 37 RBI and 17 stolen bases. On the mound, O’Brien was 6-3 with a 3.35 ERA with 39 strikeouts as the Patriots reached the Division I state championship game.

Patriots coach Jeff Curtis said O’Brien feels he fits perfectly in Starkville.

“Michael is a really good athlete,” Curtis said. “He can turn a double into a triple. He can lay down drag bunts and he can really play the outfield. He can play multiple spots and is a good left-handed pitcher. He is what Mississippi State was looking for and he loved his visit there. Michael is a great student and a really good young man.”

Mississippi State won the national championship in 2021.

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