Nov. 15, 2007
Indianapolis, Ind. - Columbus North High School outfielder Blaine DeCamp has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Butler and play baseball beginning in the fall of 2008. Butler head coach Steve Farley made the announcement on Thursday (Nov. 15).
A two-year varsity letterwinner, DeCamp was an all-conference and all-area selection as a junior last season. His 44 hits in 2007 are a single-season record at Columbus North, while his .454 batting average (3rd) eight home runs (2nd) and 36 RBI (2nd) rank among the best single-season totals in school history. He also played club baseball with the Indiana Bulls in the summer and the Indiana Mustangs in the fall.
A multi-talented athlete, DeCamp earned three letters as a member of Columbus North's football team.
In the classroom, he was tabbed to the honor roll in all six semesters and was named to the National Society of High School Scholars.
"We think Blaine has a chance to be a very good Division I baseball player at Butler," coach Farley said. "He has excellent speed and a strong throwing arm, and he has shown the ability to hit for both power and for average.
"He is also a hard worker and comes from a great family. We are very excited to have him in our program."
DeCamp is the first player to commit to Butler for the 2009 season.