Carolina Forest senior catcher Robert Jolly has verbally committed to Clemson, per his father, Jack Jolly, also the Panthers' baseball coach.
Robert Jolly, who last season was named to The Sun News' Toast of the Coast squad after hitting .408 with 19 runs and 13 RBI, made the move after committing and then de-committing from Liberty earlier this year. While Jolly will not be on scholarship to start with at Clemson, he will have every opportunity to earn playing time right away.
Scholarship money, if all goes well, could also be in the mix.
"They have a need at that position right now," Jack Jolly said Wednesday. "They feel like he’s a very good fit for that. He’ll be on the 35-man roster with the same opportunities as everyone else. That’s for playing time. They said there are no guarantees, but if he comes in and does what he’s supposed to in the classroom and the weight room and the field, there are possibilities to receive that."