Drew Stankiewicz to play baseball for ASU instead of Fullerton
Former Gilbert High star shortstop Drew Stankiewicz will play for Arizona State this season after de-committing from Cal State Fullerton following a coaching change.
Titans coach Dave Serrano left to take over the program at Tennessee in mid-June, leaving Stankiewicz to re-assess his options. He considered the Volunteers and looked closely at Vanderbilt, but ultimately chose the Sun Devils because of the team’s long track record of success.
“I want to win,” Stankiewicz said. “I want to go to the College World Series.”
Stankiewicz hit .397 with seven homers and 25 RBIs this season for the Tigers. He is known for his flashy glove defensively.
Stankiewicz said he will move to second base next year as a freshman, with the chance to win the starting shortstop job in 2012 because Deven Marrero is widely expected to sign professionally after this season.
Stankiewicz is the son of former Diamondbacks infielder Andy Stankiewicz, who is a former assistant coach with the Sun Devils and the current head coach at Grand Canyon University.
Gilbert catcher Nathaniel Causey is also part of the incoming recruiting class at ASU.