Skye Bolt had a tough decision to make last summer coming out of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta — go pro or go to college.
Fortunately for the North Carolina baseball team, he chose the latter, and he said his choice came down to one word — family.
“I had the opportunity to go,” Bolt said, “But the family here with coach Fox, I didn’t find it anywhere else. I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys. That’s what drew me here.”
Not only did Bolt have an opportunity to go, but he had a chance to go fairly high in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft. Ranked as the No. 39 high school prospect by Baseball America for the 2012 draft, Bolt turned down a lot of money to enroll at North Carolina.
Now that he’s here, members of that baseball family who persuaded the six-foot-two, sweet-swinging outfielder to come from his hometown of Woodstock, Ga., to Chapel Hill couldn’t be happier about what he brings to the team.