June 16, 2007

Easterling makes a decision

Last Friday, Hattiesburg (MS) Oak Grove athlete Taiwan Easterling, who signed with Florida State in early March to play football, was selected by the Florida Marlins in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball Draft.

The prospect of a future in pro baseball immediately put the two-sport in a difficult position. For the past week he has been trying to decide whether to go to college or sign with the Marlins and begin a minor league baseball career. It now looks like Easterling has reached a decision.

"I have not signed with the Marlins," Easterling told Warchant.com on Saturday afternoon.

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