Spotlight Team

 

 

The Southeast Showcase is shining a light on quality programs throughout the Southeast.  We find many teams and organizations are trying to recruit players to play on their teams, but only a select few have the athletes' interests at the top of their priority list. Many times, teams simply call players because they have been recognized as quality players, only trying to build their own brand; whereas we feel that the quality programs are the ones that develop and prepare their players for the next level....with the #1 goal being to help the players!  

Each month, the Southeast Showcase will shine a light on those quality programs that are doing things right!  If you or your athletes ever have questions about where to play, whom to play for, etc....reach out to us at office@southeastshowcaseseries.com.  We have been serving athletes since 1998 and have helped players of all ability levels....including some that have progressed all the way to the major leagues! 

2017 Febuary Team Spotlight: Empire Baseball

March 2017...Spotlight Team of the Month: 

 Texas Prospects Baseball

Our spotlight team of the month is the Texas Prospects.

Jeff Casey is the owner and coach of the Texas Prospects and has lead the program to success in his time with the team. Jeff attended Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas. He proceeded to take his education to the next level by attending college at Northwestern State University. After college, he got a job working for Trane Company, a heating and air conditioning manufacturing firm, where he still works today as the Sales Manager for East Texas. Jeff is the husband to Jana Clark since 1990 and the father of Taylor Casey, age 23, and Ryan Casey, age 20.

Jeff is recorded as being a 6 time World Series Champion Coach: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Starting his initial showcase team was a big adventure for Casey. The team originally was named the East Texas Titans in the early 2000’s. The name was soon changed to the Texas Prospects in 2005. Through this team and the opportunities it has offered, sixteen former players have signed professional baseball contracts, including current Cleveland Indian Josh Tomlin. Some other players include Scott Copeland with the Blue Jays, Nick Rumbelow with the NY Yankees, and Tyrell Jenkins with the San Diego Padres. There are also two former players expected to break into the big leagues in the upcoming year: Caleb Adams (Angels) and AJ Minter (Braves). We should also highlight the fact that since the start up of the Texas Prospects, at least 267 former players have moved on to play College Baseball.

A few of their professional baseball contracts are listed below:

Pat McCrory

Kilgore HS

Navarro College / U of Texas / Embry Riddle Univ

Dustin Fitzgerald

Marshall HS

Hill College

Josh Tomlin

Whitehouse HS

Angeline College / Texas Tech Univ.

Jaron Shepherd

Kilgore Hs

Navarro College / Mississippi State Univ.


Brodie Greene

Bullard HS

Texas A & M Univ,

Chad Linder

Rusk HS

U T Pan American Univ,

Nick Rumbelow

Bullard HS

LSU

Logan Clintood

Kilgore HS

Navarro College / UT Tyler

Josh Wilson

Whitehouse HS


Tyrel Jenkins

Henderson HS


Scott Copeland

White Oak HS

Panola College / Univ.of Southern Miss

Casey Whitmer

Kilgore HS

Florida State Univ. / Univ. of Texas

Will Calhoun

Duncanville HS

Paris JC / Howard JC / Abilene Christian Univ.


Caleb Adams

Texas High HS

Texarkana College/ ULL

Cody Jones

Hallsville HS

UT Tyler

Drew Cavendar

Bullard HS

Panola College / Texas Wesleyan Univ.


Other Prospect Alumni are included below:




Malhoun Acres

Henderson HS


Caleb Adams

Texas High HS

Texarkana College/ ULL

Jake Atchley

Harmony HS

ETBU

Jake Ashley

Gilmer HS

UT Tyler

Lance Andling

Bullard HS

ETBU

Spencer Anderson

Pine Tree HS

NTCC

Ben Adams

Texas High HS

West Georgia Tech

BJ Arthur

Canton HS


Tyler Andreason

ALL Saints

Missouri Baptist Univ.

Alex Alsup

Texarkana Pleasant Grove HS

ETBU

Jason Beene

Forney HS

Lon Morris College

Clay Baker

Henderson HS

Weatherford College/ Northwestern State/ UT Tyler

Gunner Baker

Carlisle HS

Hill College/ UT Tyler

Ryan Bell

Whitehouse HS

Centenary College/ Texarkana College/ SAU

Beau Bayliss

Marshall HS

Louisiana Tech Univ.

Colt Bickerstaff

Mineola HS

Univ. of Nebraska/ Howard College/ Univ of Oklahoma

Dylan Brown

Spring Hill HS

Texarkana College/ San Jac College

Alex Braly

Tyler Lee HS

Paris JC/ Northwood College

Jonathan Baker

Carthage HS

Panola College

Grant Brandon

Whitehouse HS

LSUS

Keith Brenner

Pine Tree HS

Univ of Houston/ Blinn College

Colton Burleson

Jasper HS

Tyler JC/ Tarleton State Univ

Daniel Brown

MT Vernon HS

Tyler JC/ Mississippi St Univ

Brett Bushnell

Wills Point HS

Louisiana Tech Univ/ Paris JC

Erin Baldwin

Lake Charles Barb HS

LSUE

Tanner Bendel

Tyler Less HS


Tanner Beattie

Harleton HS

NTCC

Zach Brightwell

Carlisle HS

Tarleton State Univ.

Ryan Brightwell

New Diana HS


Will Calhoun

Duncanville HS

Paris JC/ Howard JC/ Abilene Christian Univ

Seth Cashion

Whitehouse

NTCC

Conner Cashion

Whitehouse

NTCC

Tyler Clakely

Chapel Hill HS

UT Tyler/ Tyler JC/ Centenary College

Matt Carr

Kemp TX

Cisco College

Josh Carr

Kempt TX

West Texas A&M (Football)

Drew Cavender

Ballard HS

Panola College/ Texas Wesleyan Univ

Logan Chitwood

Kilgore HS

Navarro/ UT Tyler

Nick Clifton

Gladewater HS

UT Tyler

Justin Copeland

Lindale HS

Texarkana COllege/ UT Arlington

Jared Crenshaw

MIneola HS


Colton Coffman

Emory Rains HS

Panola College

Clint Cage

Carthage HS

Panola College/ Louisiana Tech Univ

Aaron Clemons

Whitehouse HS

Angelina/ Tyler JC

Derrick Clemons

Whitehouse HS

Angelina/ Tyler JC

Cameron Copeland

Spring Hill HS


Chance Cotton

Van HS

ETBU/ UT Tyler

Benny Colbert

Kilgore HS

East Texas State Univ (Football)

Ty Cook

Crandall HS

Oklahoma Baptist Univ (Football)

Caleb Colley

Carlisle HS

Richland College

Scott Copeland

White Oaks HS

Panola College/ Univ of Southern Miss

Chance Corgan

Forney

Texas A&M Univ/ TCU

Ryan Campbell

New Diana HS

Northwestern State

Wesley Cooper

Edgewood HS

Louisiana College (Football & Baseball)

Matt Durst

Whitehouse HS

NTCC/ Univ of Southern Mississippi

Michael Delarosa

Waco Reicher HS

Temple College/ Lamar Univ

Mason Denson

Tyler Lee HS

Panola College/ Sam Houston State Univ

Clay Deen

Wills Point HS

MCC/ Paris JC/ Texas A&M Univ.

Matthew Dickey

Kilgore HS

SFA

Chris Dudley

Kilgore HS

NTCC/ Univ of Louisiana Monroe

Jared Duncan

Pittsburg HS

Paris JC/ Texas College

JC Daily

Hallsville HS

Motlow State College

Gage Denton

Canton HS

Texas Weslyean Univ.

Daniel Derrick

Pine Tree HS


Daniel Derfus

Tyler Lee HS

Tyler JC

Roy Denbow

Canton HS

ETBU (Football)

John Wayne Donahue

Quinlan HS

Angelina/ Pearl River MS CC/ UAB

Hardy Elkins

Longview HS

SFA

Tito Enriques

Lufkin HS

Texarkana College

Trey Eschberger

Lindale HS

Richland College

Caleb Edney

Sabine HS

Letourneau Univ

Andrew Ector

Kilgore HS


Shane Fry

Hallsville HS

Panola College

Zach Fleet

Spring Hill HS

NTCC/ Tarleton State Univ

Hunter Fugate

Lufkin Central HS

NTCC

Carlin Freeman

Longview HS

UT Tyler

Blake Farrell

Nacogdoches HS

Wharton College/ SFA (Football)

Dustin Fitzgerald

Marshall HS

Hill College

Shane Flescher

Gladewater HS


Buddy Flowers

Crandall HS

Hill College

Justin Fielden

Gilmer HS

Paris JC

Ben Gamble

Carlisle HS

Paris JC

Jim Gossett

Henderson HS

Lyon College

Jared Gobert

Marshall HS

ETBU/ UT Tyler

Mason Green

All Saints

TCU

Koby Greene

Bullard HS

Paris JC/ SFA

Jarrid Garcia

Whitehouse HS

Angelina/ Univ of Arkansas Little Rock

Brodie Greene

Bullard HS

Texas A&M Univ

Kelby Gowen

Emory Rains HS


Beau Gilbeaux

Carthage HS

LSUS

Curtis Grimes

Harmony HS

Centenary College

Jordan Hunt

Longview HS

Louisiana Tech Univ

Sammy Hardwick

Longview HS

SFA

Clint Helms

Whitehouse HS

Louisiana Tech Univ

Jackson Hood

Marshall HS

Hill College/ SFA

Corey Henderson

Tyler Less HS

ANgelina/ Navarro/ UT Tyler

Chase Harvey

Paris HS

Paris JC/ SAU

Zane Hendon

Pine Tree HS

Navarro College

Jarrad Hollis

New Diana HS

Northwestern State

Skylar Hollis

Gilmer HS

ETBU

Chandler Hamilton

Nacogdoches HS

SFA

Ben Hollas

Spring Hill HS

Hill College/ University of Oklahoma

Josh Holley

Chapel Hill HS

Tyler JC/ UT Tyler

Kevan House

Whitehouse HS

Vernon College/ UT Tyler

Tyler Huffstickler

Grand Saline HS

NTCC

Hayden Hawkins

Grand Saline HS

Panola College/ UT Tyler

Jeff Holt

Henderson HS


Caleb Hensley

New Boston HS

Texas College

Nick Hobbs

Canton HS


Zach Harrison

Van HS


Reid Hiler

Van HS

Mountain View College

Hunter Haley

Nac Central Heights

Univ of Oklahoma

Blake Hamblett

Tyler Lee HS


Mason Hassell

Van HS


Tee Hawkins

Whitehouse HS


Jonathon Huddle

Canton HS


Jacob Hart

Winona HS


Justin Jenkins

Hallsville HS

NTCC/ Letourneau Univ

Tyrel Jenkins

Henderson HS


Jimmy Johnson

Cayuga HS

Vernon College/ Tyler JC

Chase Jones

Harleton HS

Northwestern State

Cody Jones

Hallsville HS

ETBU/ UT Tyler

Dustin Jones

Tyler Lee HS

MCC

Dusty Jordan

Henderson HS

Vernon College

Zach James

Palestine HS

Centenary College, Paris JC, UT Tyler

Brynden Jones

Canton HS


Douglas Kinsey

Tyler Lee HS

UT Tyler

Evan Kokenzie

Pine Tree HS


Will Kirkland

Athens

UT Tyler

Billy King

Harleton HS

ETBU

Preston King

Forney HS

Eastern Illinois Univ

Connor Lloyd

Harleton HS

McNeese State Univ

Brooks Lloyd

Harleton HS

ETBU

Chance Lankford

Forney HS

Univ of New Mexico/ UTPB

James Lacey

Texas High HS

Paris JC/ NTCC/ Univ of Central Arkansas

Chad Linder

Rusk HS

UT Pan American Univ

Matt Lynch

Tyler Lee HS

Navarro

Kolby Lee

Henderson HS

Vernon College

Matt Leftwich

Hallsville HS

Louisiana Tech Univ/ Navarro/ Letourneau Univ

Steven Langston

Bullard HS

Tyler JC

Brett Mcafee

Pine Tree HS

Panola/ Univ of Arkansas

Pat Mccrory

Kilgore HS

Navarro/ U of Texas/ Embry Riddle Univ

Garrett McMullen

Pine Tree HS

NCTC/ SFA

Jackson Mccurdy

White Oak

Panola College/ Southern Arkansas Univ

Janesen Mccurdy

White Oak HS

Panola College/ Southern Arkansas Univ.

Garrett Methvin

Spring Hill HS

Univ. Of Arkansas/ Letourneau Univ.

Nathan Methvin

Spring Hill HS

Fort Scott CC

Greg Milhorn

Arkansas HS

Univ Of Arkansas/ NTCC/ Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette

A J Minter

Brook Hill

Texas A&M Univ.

Charlie Moore

Bullard HS

Oklahoma State (Football)

Matt Marshall

Pine Tree HS

SFA

Carson Middleton

Lindale HS

MCC/ Texas A&M Univ.

Jared Murray

Grapeland HS

Lon Morris College

Brad Mcdonald

Brownsboro HS

Hill College

Trevor Marsh

Crockett HS

Angelina College

Steven Mcbryde

Kilgore HS

Lyon College

Colin Mccrory

San Angelo Wall HS


Colin Mason

Brownsboro HS


Julius Mcphearson

Crockett HS


Mason Mallard

Troup HS

Univ. of Southern Arkansas

Gavin Murrell

Hallsville HS

Panola College

Kendal Mcclendon

ARP HS

Navarro College (Baseball& Football)

Ryan Mottern

Palestine HS

Univ of Oklahoma

Wade Mackey

Van HS

Baylor Univ.

Scott Mackey  

Van Hs

George Fox Univ

Keith Martin

ARP HS

Texarkana College

Ray Martin

Mineola HS

Lon Morris College

Preston Mcginnis

Henderson HS

Eastfieled College

Bobby Mitchell

Daingerfield HS

Texarkana College

Matt Martin

Canton HS

Richland College

Andrew Nettune

All Saints

Texas A&M Univ.

Jake Nash

Cayuga HS

Vernon College/ Lamar Univ.

Logan Newton

Whitehouse HS

Tyler JC

Jake Oden

Pine Tree HS

Paris JC

Ryan Proudfoot

Brook Hill

UT San Antonio

David Perkins

Pine Tree HS

Dallas Baptist Univ./ Panola College/ LSUS/ Letoureau

Drew Pirtle

Tyler Lee

NTCC/ Dallas Baptist Univ.

Tyler Pirtle

Tyler Lee

Panola College

Kylie Phillips

Canton HS

Angelina College/ Dallas Baptist Univ.

Austin Patrick

Tyler Grace

ETBU

Logan Preston

Texas High

Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette/ Univ. of Central Arkansas

Ty Parker

Jasper HS

Texarkana College/ UT San Anotnio

Dakota Phillips

Nacogdoches HS

Alvin CC

Tyler Pendarvis

Ore City HS

Tyler JC

Miles Peloquin

Spring Hill HS

Tyler JC

Zane Phillips

Nac Cantral Heights HS

Tyler JC

Lucas Quary

MT Pleasant HS

Seminole College/ Mcneese State Univ.

Alex Rostis

Whitehouse HS

UT Tyler

Trevor Rumbelow

Bullard HS

Texas Lutherine Univ./ UT Tyler

Nolan Rose

Bullard HS

Tyler JC

Taft Rose

Bullard HS


Nick Rumbelow

Bullard HS

LSU

Dustin Russell

Carthage HS

Hill College/ Coker College

Brayden Rawlinson

Jacksonville HS

Letourneau Univ.

Reid Russell

Longview HS

Tyler JC

Pat Robey

Longview HS

Paris JC/ Southern Arkansas Univ.

Drew Robertson

Brook Hill

Tyler JC

Tres Russell

Van HS

UMHB (Football)

Colby Rowe

Carlisle


Trent Smith

Jefferson HS

Texarkana College

Cayle Shambaugh

Jay OK

Univ. Of Oklahoma/ Northeastern State OK Univ.

Jaron Shepard

Kilgore HS

Navarro College/ Mississippi State Univ.

Peyton Smith

Whitehouse HS

Tyler JC

Jacob Soisson

Jasper HS

Tyler JC/ SE OK State Univ.

Garrett Smith

Carthage HS

SFA

Zack Slaughter

All Saints


Ryan Small

Spring Hill

Midland College/ Tarleton State Univ.

Nich Sallings

Kamp HS

Navarro College

DJ Stanley

Gilmer HS

Brigham Young Univ.

Derek Sowell

Jasper HS

Texarkana College

Ryan Sinclair

Pine Tree HS

SFA

Cade Suggs

ETCA

UT Tyler

Daniel Slater

Hallsville HS

Panola College

Danny Sharpe

Kilgore HS

Panola College

Blake Simpson

Whitehouse HS


Bo Sharp

Cayuga HS


Blake Sullivan

Genoa Central Ark HS

Univ. of Southern Arkansas

Austin Siler

Henderson HS


Jeff Thompson

Pine Tree HS

Navarro College/ Univ. of Buffalo

Michael Terry

Van HS

Angelina College

Gunnar Thompson

Cayuga HS

NTCC

Brennan Thompson

Gilmer HS


Chase Thomas

ARP HS

UT Tyler

Josh Tomlin

Whitehouse HS

ANgelina College/ Texas Tech Univ.

Billy Tompkins

Van HS

Northlake College

Ethan Vestal

Canton HS

Paris JC/ Jarvis College

Logan Valdez

MT Enterprise HS


Brock Vinson

Henderson H


Brody Wing

All Saints

Univ. of Utah/ UT Tyler

Blake Ware

White Oak HS

Panola College/ Mcneese State Univ.

Casey Whitmer

Kilgore HS

Florida State Univ./ Univ. of Texas

Eric Wilkinson

White Oaks HS

Richland College

Blaise Warrick

Hallsville HS

Tyler JC/ Univ. of Arkansas Fort Smith

Justin Wingfield

Hallsville HS

Tyler JC

Jacob Whatley

Bullard HS

Hardin Simmons Univ.

Stephen Wilbanks

MT Pleasant Chapel Hill HS

NTCC

Josh Wilson

Whitehouse HS


Austin Watkins

Anna HS


Austin Williford

Carthage HS

Univ. of Arkansas Montecello

Luke Wyatt

Lindale HS

Angelina College/ NTCC

Trey Worley

Texas High HS


Eric White

Parkers Chapel Ark HS

Dallas Baptist Univ.

William Young

All Saints

Centenary College

Zach Zeilinger

Spring Hill HS

Tyler JC