Recent North Hall High graduate Reese Olson has a major decision in front of him.
Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 13th round of the MLB draft on Wednesday, June 6, the Georgia Tech signee said he and his family are looking at his options to decide whether to go pro or head to college.
The right-handed pitcher was the 395th overall pick.
“It feels awesome to know all the hard work paid off,” Olson said.
A first-team all-state selection as a senior in 2018, Olson was also a major part of North Hall’s 2017 state title team.
Jared Oliver, a North Hall grad drafted in 2016 out of Truett-McConnell who is working his way through the Red Sox organization, has been in touch with Olson, telling him what pro baseball is like and what to expect. Olson said Oliver has been a “big help” in the decision process.
Olson said four or five other teams had a similar interest level in him, with the Brewers and Cubs showing the most interest.
North Hall coach Trevor Flow even thought Olson could have been picked higher.
“It’s not a surprise that he went this high,” Flow said. “They see his upside.”
Olson thanked his teammates and coaches for pushing him to reach this point.
And while there’s certainly plenty to consider, either option is a winner for Olson.
“Whatever happens, it’s a great decision,” Olson said.