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BSB: Meet Judson Fabian, the 2019 commit who “can’t wait to be in a Gator uniform”

Photo via Judson Fabian

Expect to hear ‘Trinity Catholic Baseball’ a lot next summer as the Ocala based high school is projected to have several prospects selected in the 2019 MLB Draft.

The Celtics senior class is loaded with Division-One talent. Catcher Bryce Boone (FSU commit), and a pair of Gators commitments lead the charge for Trinity Catholic.

In addition to RHP Tyler Owens (whom we featured last month), slugger Judson Fabian leads a potent offense for the Celtics. In 2018, Fabian tied the TC single-season home run record with 11 while also leading the county in hitting at a .453 clip. Fabian helped lead the Celtics to the Class 4A Region 1 Finals despite their top two pitchers missing much of the season with injuries.

See also: Meet 2021 LHP commit Philip Abner

Fabian is ranked among the top players in the country. Perfect Game has the outfielder ranked as the #10 overall prospect in the 2019 recruiting cycle and the #3 outfielder in the class.

“[Florida] was my dream school… I received the offer and five minutes [later] I committed” -Judson Fabian

Fabian has been committed to the University of Florida since his sophomore year. He stated that Florida “was my dream school…I received the offer and five minutes [later], I committed.”

Fabian praised the Gators coaching staff, stating how influential Coach Craig Bell and Head Coach Kevin O’Sullivan were in his committing to Florida.

Fabian has made the rounds this summer. He attended the Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago last month. Last week, Fabian participated in the Perfect Game All-American Game at Petco Park in San Diego. Fabian described his summer as “the most awesome summer,” and stated that “playing with the best in my class is something that will help me get better.” Fabian explained the ‘unreal’ feeling of catching a ball against the ivy wall at Wrigley Field as an “amazing experience.”

In 2019, Fabian hopes to help lead Trinity Catholic to their first state title since 2014. Led by former Gators pitcher, head coach Tommy Bond, the Celtics look like the early favorites to make such a run. Bond has been instrumental in Fabian’s development. Fabian said, “There isn’t enough words to explain how much Coach Bond has helped me through the years,” citing that he’s been like a second father and often stays after practice to work with him.

“It would mean so much, and playing with Deric would be one in a million” – Judson Fabian on playing at Florida with teammate, Tyler Owens as well as brother, Deric Fabian

Fabian will arrive on campus in 2019 with one of his best friends (Owens) looking to make his mark on a proud program. In addition to Owens, Fabian’s little brother Deric has also committed to Florida in the 2021 class. Fabian relishes the idea of playing with his younger brother at the collegiate level stating “playing with Deric would be one in a million.”

Fabian will add an explosive bat to a Florida lineup that is likely to lose power-hitting outfielder Wil Dalton in next year’s draft. He wants The Gator Nation to know that “I will be the most fierce competitor,” and that he “can’t wait to be in a Gator uniform.”

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