CJ Van Eyk, a senior right-handed pitcher at Steinbrenner High School and Florida State commit, was selected as a 2017 first-team preseason high school All-American by Collegiate Baseball News.
Van Eyk was one of several dozen players nationwide selected to the list.
The site says players on the list “represent not only amazing athletic ability and talent in their respective positions, but they also are among the most sought after players by pro scouts and college recruiters.”
It’s not the only outlet hyping Van Eyk’s abilities.
He also was named to Maxpreps.com’s 2017 preseason All-American team, which encompasses 30 prep players nationwide.
Last year, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound ace helped spearhead Steinbrenner’s Class 8A state title, compiling a 12-1 record on the mound, with 130 strikeouts and a 0.77 ERA in 91 innings.
In October, Van Eyk was one of 20 players across the country selected to the USA Baseball 18U National Team.
Scouts laud Van Eyk for his low-90s fastball, along with his power curve and changeup.