Josh Tobias commits to the University of Florida

On the phone with members of the Tobias family this morning and they were able to share the good news with me, that Josh Tobias, shortstop Southeast Guilford Falcons, has verbally committed to attend the University of Florida and he will play baseball for the UF Gators.

Josh Tobias will be a Gator in 2011/2012 and the Tobias family made the commitment official with the Gators last evening. Josh(SEG Class of 2011), joins other players that we have been tracking for many years here at the site, Ray Crawford(UNCG), George Carter(UNC-Chapel Hill) and Cal Sutphin(Liberty University) that have committed early.

Several teams were in line for Josh’s services and his top five choices came down to, although, not in this specific order:

Virginia Tech
South Carolina
East Carolina

Josh received several offers and he also heard from The College of Charleston, UNCC(Charlotte) and Liberty University.

Good luck to the Josh and the Gators and to Southeast Guilford and their new head coach David Beasley as Josh will be around SEG for two more years working to help the Falcons……

from and be sure to go by there and check out the Masher’s photo:


Southeast Guilford 2011 Infielder and Canes 16’s product Joshua Tobias recently made a verbal commitment to the University of Florida Gators. Canes Coach Jeff Petty stated “Josh has a suit case full of tools and they play at the yard everyday. He can run, hit for average and has tons of power. Josh is one of the top hitters in our program’s 5 year history. I would say he has Big League power right now! I respect Josh immensely because of the work he puts into the game on a regular basis. After recently going 4 for 4 with 2 HR’s in a game, he walked up to me and said, “Coach can I borrow both buckets of baseballs? Me and my dad are gonna hit and I also need more groundballs.” This is after the kid went 4 for 4 in 95 degree heat! This kid is a winner and a huge piece of the puzzle in our National Championship run. You can see Tobias with the National Championship Canes for the next year and a half. Congrats to Josh and his family.”


  1. Congrats to a fine young man. Not only is Josh an exceptional player he is an even better person.

  2. Congrats to Josh and his family – no player in this area works as hard as Josh has since he was very young and I bet he will continue and will be a great player in the SEC.

  3. Congrats to Josh! He is obviously a great player. I am interested to knowwhat his offer from UF is since he can’t sign until next year.

    Personally, I think it is a big risk to limit yourself to 1 school your junior year of HS. A lot of things can change, and big time programs can and have changed their minds before. Until things are in writing, I would always be skeptical.

  4. Many, many thanks to a lot of special people for Joshua’s recent blessing!!!

    First of all, thank you Andy Durham for the many articles you have written about Joshua. You helped put him on the radar several years ago, and I and my family appreciate it very much. We look forward to seeing you at Southeast again.

    A big thank you to coach Lynn Coble, Joshua’s high school coach for the past two years. Coach Coble’s patient, guiding hand was very instrumental in Joshua’s freshman campaign. I have never met a more caring man than Coach Coble. We will miss you. We now look forward to working with Coach Beasley, who provided a steady hand in Joshua’s middle school years.

    Tony Suphtin, thanks for your continued support over the years. It has been fun and interesting watching Josh and Cal grow up. We will continue to pray for and support your family and Cal’s success at Liberty. Wow!!! What a performance for Cal at the State Games. Tony you have been a good coach for Joshua. Thanks for helping him see all the little things that transpire during a baseball game.

    A special thanks to Scott Smith, the AD at Southeast Guilford. Thanks Scott for your encouragement and supportthrough this process.

    Thanks Morgan Fraizer for your thoughtful words and super instruction you provided for Josh over the years during and after Legion Baseball. Also, a special thanks to my life long buddy Grady Lawson and his support over the years.

    A real big thankyou to Mike Myers and Jeff Petty of the Hurricanes. Both of you guys are super men as well as super coaches. Joshua has grown tremendously under your leadership.

    Also, a big thank you to Dave Packer and Matt Schilling of the Baseball Factory for their never ending support of Joshua.

    A very special thank you to my friend David Gilliland for the workouts and helpful baseball tips over the years. We have enjoyed working out with you and Kent. It has made Joshua a better player.

    All of you have been helpful in Joshua’s success. Thanks and I hope you are blessed twice as much as you have blessed us.

    God Bless


    Congrats to Josh and family-As Tony said, no kid works any harder

    Our family wishes you continued success.

  6. Congratulations Josh!!! And congrats to your parents!!!!
    You have earned this offer and we know you will be a huge asset to the Florida Gators program. We will definitely be following you and can’t wait to see you play in the SEC!!!

  7. Congrats to Josh and his family. There is no kid anywhere who deserves this more. His talent is obvious to anyone who sees him play. He is a winner in every sense of the word. He is a excellent scholar and anyone who meets this young man is impressed with his talent,intelligence and character. His work ethic and love for the game is tremendous.
    He is an example that every young player should follow. I predict he will be drafted high before he enters Florida. Charlie Pannell

  8. Congratulations Josh!! We know you will be a success at Florida. It’s going to be great watching you play in the SEC!!

  9. Congrats Josh(tippy)

    I know it will be tough this year without my “leadership”..haha… but i know you will tear it up like always.

    Keep in touch man

  10. Hey, juz wanted to say hi! can u e mail me? If ur the josh i think im talking to what happened to you? from, alyssa

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