The SEC released its preseason poll and preseason All-SEC teams this morning. The Vols were picked seventh in the SEC East and Nick Senzel is the only player on either of the All-SEC teams, but he is on the first team.
The poll and both teams are here.
From time to time, when I have more to say about a subject of a feature story than fits in the story itself, I do a blog called the Cutting Room Floor to cover the rest. I wrote a story that appears in Wednesday’s paper on Tennessee baseball preseason All-American Nick Senzel. Here is some info about Senzel, mostly baseball related, that didn’t fit in the story
“Blessing that we even have him on campus”
When asked about Senzel in an interview two weeks ago, Tennessee coach Dave Serrano pointed out that the Vols weren’t supposed to have him on campus.
“It’s a blessing that we even have him on campus as one of our players,” Serrano said.
Senzel actually committed to Georgia in July of 2012, picking the Bulldogs over Notre Dame and Tennessee. Continue reading
Nick Senzel was named a first-team preseason All-American by Baseball America on Monday after also having been named a preseason All-American by Perfect Game. Last month, Senzel was listed one of the top 10 draft prospects among college players.
Senzel hit .325 with four home runs and 28 RBI last season, then was named Cape Cod League MVP in the summer after a stellar season with the Brewster White Caps.